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NYIT's Delta Care-A-Van Takes Medical Students, Health Screenings Around Region

Casey Pearce, NYITCOM at A-State

Recently, NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University recently unveiled a mobile medical vehicle, called the Detla Care-A-Van.  The 40-foot vehicle will take medical students to different communities across the delta to conduct health screenings.  The communities are Harrisburg, Leachville, Lepanto, Manila, Marked Tree, Piggott, and Walnut Ridge.  Dr. Brookeshield Laurent is the Chair of Clinical Medicine for NYIT-COM at A-State.  She is also director of the Delta Care-A-Van and tells more.  Click on the Listen button for more.

Medical students from NYITCOM-Arkansas, resident physicians from UAMS and St. Bernards Medical Center, and nursing and social work students from Arkansas State University will conduct the screenings at each event, meaning the Delta Care-a-van provides practical, hands-on training for all of the aspiring medical professionals.

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