Shade Tree Clinic Archives
Sep. 18, 2019—Katie Cox Johnson, co-founder of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Shade Tree Clinic, died Sept. 11. She was 38.
Mar. 7, 2019—The 11th annual Shade Tree Trot, presented by Messer Construction and Carrabba’s, is set for Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. on the Vanderbilt campus.
Sep. 27, 2018—It’s been five years since the Shade Tree Clinic incorporated ophthalmology services into its student-run health clinic.
Jun. 7, 2018—Student-run free health clinics, a hallmark of most medical schools across the country, not only provide valuable clinical experience for the students who volunteer there, but may actually reduce hospital utilization by the patients in their care, according to a Vanderbilt study recently published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
May. 3, 2018—The 2018 Shade Tree Trot, which took place April 21, was a great success, raising $98,000, in combination with funds from the Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction, to support the medical student-run Shade Tree Clinic, which provides care to the underserved population of Nashville.
Mar. 15, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-run Shade Tree Clinic was founded in 2004 as a means to provide primary care to Nashville’s uninsured population and to allow medical and nursing students to receive valuable hands-on training while providing healthcare to those in need.
Feb. 1, 2018—The Shade Tree Clinic Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center on Vanderbilt University’s campus.
Aug. 17, 2017—Uninsured people who needed surgeries for debilitating hand conditions got that help because a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees volunteered their services.
Jul. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees are making it possible for uninsured people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand disorders to receive surgical treatment.
May. 4, 2017—This year’s Shade Tree Trot, held April 22, and benefit dinner raised a record amount — $76,000. Approximately 550 runners and walkers registered for the ninth annual 5K race on the Vanderbilt campus organized by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students.