Street Medicine: Healthcare for the Homeless

Sponsored by the McGovern Center, this course is coordinated by first- and second-year medical students. Each year, this course focuses on providing health care to homeless persons. Students have the opportunity to hear different perspectives on the issue, including those who provide or facilitate this health care and those who have received this assistance.

All sessions will be held from 12:00 — 1:00 pm in MSB 3.001, with the exception of March 27, 2014, which will be held in MSB 2.006.

Students are required to attend four lectures in order to receive blue book credit.

Schedule for Fall 2013 — Spring 2014

Date Topic Presenter
September 11
Faces of the Homeless: Firsthand Journey Out of Homelessness Joseph Benson, Chairman for the CHANGE Committee, National HealthCare for the Homeless National Consumer Advisory Board
November 7
The Revolving Door: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Andrew Harper, M.D., Director, UT Harris County Psychiatric Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, UT Medical School at Houston
November 20
A Homeless Woman's Reality and Social Resources Andrea Link, M.D., Former Pediatrician, Texas Children's Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Healthcare for the Homeless Houston
January 14
Health Issues on the Streets of Houston Naomi McCants, M.D., Medical Director, Healthcare for the Homeless Houston
February 11
Out of Jail and Onto the Streets George Bement, L.C.S.W., Healthcare for the Homeless Houston
March 27
Health and Homelessness Around the World David Buck, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; President, Healthcare for the Homeless Houston

For more information, contact Grace Philip (


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