Fernando Antelo, M.D. ’07 (right, in white coat), with patient during LACHC Foot Washing Clinic.
Fernando Antelo, M.D. '07, completed his residency in June 2012 and is currently a fellow at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has many opportunities for students to be involved in the community. When I was a student, I volunteered with numerous programs, such as the Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA and the Latino Medical Student Association's Lennox Health Fair. Now, as a pathologist who trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, I continue to look for clinical volunteering opportunities, especially with organizations that provide comprehensive primary and mental-health services to the homeless and underserved residents of Los Angeles. I recently participated in a program to help the homeless on Skid Row.
Having gone to high school just a few minutes away from Joshua House Clinic, the Skid Row location of the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC), I was eager to participate and serve in a neighborhood that played a role in my formative years. On April 6,I jumped in with both feet as one of 15 volunteer physician-providers at LACHC's Foot Washing Clinic. During the five-hour event, 375 individuals,with chronic conditions, had their feet washed and treated. I experienced a great sense of satisfaction and look forward to the next event.
LACHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center.For more information, visit www.lachc.com.
To volunteer, contact Cheryl Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jimmy Lam at email@example.com.