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The Street Medicine Institute is a fantastic program that provides free medical care to the most ostracized members of society – the homeless. Since 2008, it has expanded to many cities across America, and its founders are committed to ensuring care for all.

Listen to Dr. Jim Withers’s inspiring story about how he got involved in aiding the homeless ten years ago and how he founded SMI. Premeds, this will definitely keep you motivated to pursue an MD.

 Think About:

1. How are the homeless treated in/by the healthcare system?
2. What medical resources/programs are currently available to the homeless?
3. How does current health policy affect the homeless?
4. What are specific medical issues homeless people are more likely to face?