ICOM students create mobile clinic from shipping container, will serve community in Mexico

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 12:39:46-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Student doctors at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) transformed a shipping container into a mobile medical clinic that will go to Mexico.

The students worked on the project for more than two years and now the new clinic will serve a community in extreme poverty in central Mexico, according to an ICOM news release.

This project was completed on student doctor's own time while juggling their academic and professional responsibilities. ICOM provided a list of student doctor names who were involved in this project:

Kira Allison, Jessica Ballard, Zach Bellville, Ethan Brickman, Quinn Carnahan, Yalda Chalabi, Adam Dentinger, Laura Enzinna, Megan Fessenden, Troy Gernhart, Mackenzie Gerszewski, Robert Gilstorf, Bethany Gold, Allyson Greco, Diana Green, Rahat Gul, Henry Guo, Kaitlin Haase, Mindy Hoang, Savannah Horntvedt, Grant Hruby, Joe Hunter, Stephen Hutchins, Alayna Keagle, Justin Kamkar, Cody Kohout, Tanner Kovacs, Steven Lacombe, Presha Laramore, Mark Lee, Frannie McCarthy, Ethan McCarty, Meredith McPherson, Albert Nakayama, Amir Nassiri, Maryam Naushab, Krista Niezwaag,Ted Olenick, Sarah Placek, Rachel Planishek, Josh Preator, Alvin Rafou, Drew Rasmussen, Matthew Riniker, Anju Sanchala, Katie Saunders, Nick Scapini, Noelle Sobotka, Shaunton Stubbs, Hayden Ton, Lijah Vann Gardner, Austin Varni, and Betsy Wall.

The clinic will be transported, relocated, and implemented in Lomas de San isidro, Mexico in partnership with nonprofits Homes of Living Hope and Urban Mosaic. The clinic can see around 1,000 patients a year and provide more than 300 families access to health care, according to ICOM.

The college will hold an open house for anyone to see the new clinic. The open house will be from 4-5 p.m on June 10 in the ICOM satellite parking lot at the corner of Locust Grove and Central Drive in Meridian.