Student Clinic Honored

The SOAR student-run free clinic at NEOMED was honored Sept. 7 at the Celebrate Portage! awards recognizing the best in Portage County, Ohio. College of Medicine student Amythest Gauthier (M4) and Bricey Kepnes, a 2015 University of Akron graduate who serves as the Community Clinic Coordinator, accepted the award. Congratulations to all!

Gauthier, shown at right in the photo, described the situation that she and student Allen Liew (M3) were managing in the clinic that day: “We had a very difficult patient with co-morbidities and no health insurance. As the student physicians on the front line of this patient’s care, we were trying to make sure he could get the health care he desperately needed at a cost that he could afford.’’

Read more about this dynamic student-run organization in the current issue of Ignite magazine.

The Student Outreach to Area Residents (SOAR) student-run free clinic is open on select Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NEW Center, 4209 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown, Ohio 44272

For more information or to make an appointment, call 330.552.7080 or email

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