DOCS Health Fairs
The Department of Community Service (DOCS) at UM is a student-run, non-profit organization that provides health care to the underserved while providing invaluable learning experiences for medical students.
DOCS holds annual health fairs in 8 different resource-limited communities in Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, serving over 1500 patients. Working with DOCS allows physicians the opportunity to teach and work with medical students in addition to the health screening and education provided to the community. We screen for the most prevalent diseases in our community including: hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, vision loss, obesity, and depression, as well as colon, breast, cervical, and skin cancers. Using a referral system of free clinics, DOCS also acts as a portal for entry to care for those patients identified to be at risk.
Health Fair Dates 2017-2018
Hialeah Health Fair - September 16, 2017
South Dade Health Fair - October 7, 2017
Little Haiti Health Fair - October 28, 2017
Liberty City Health Fair - December 9, 2017
Jack and Jill Health Fair - January 20, 2018
Florida Keys Health Fair - February 3, 2018
Light of the World Health Fair - March 10, 2018
West Kendall Health Fair - March 24, 2018