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Medical students get head start on practice

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 4, 2006

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Medical students, with assistance from physicians from the Nevada State Medical Assn., provided about 200 children at a Las Vegas Head Start facility with well-child exams. The November event kicked off the AMA Medical Student Section's year-long national service project, Covering the Uninsured and Protecting Access to Care. Students performed health screenings and provided information on common pediatric issues such as ear infections, vaccinations and nutritional needs. Expanding coverage for the uninsured and increasing access to care is one of the AMA's top advocacy items.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2006/12/04/prbf1204.htm.

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