Community service

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

 

For more information, contact Fahim Pyarali (fahim.pyarali@jhsmiami.org), or go to https://umdocs.mededu.miami.edu