UC Davis undergraduate students assist the preceptors and medical students by handling administrative tasks, taking vitals, health-educating patients, assisting with on-site labs and blood draws, and conducting projects. For over a decade, Shifa has provided UC Davis students with many opportunities to prepare for careers in health care while teaching them the importance of providing communities with culturally competent care. The clinic serves as an environment in which we can develop sensitivity towards the needs of these people, by encouraging students to return to serve these communities. Thus, we are taking steps for the present and the future needs of the communities.
Every quarter, Shifa’s undergraduate students take initiative to organize and attend outreach events at mosques, churches, temples, community centers, fairs, and marathons. Shifa volunteers are devoted to promoting healthy living and preventive care throughout Sacramento’s diverse communities.