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I need to ask question on USCE. I am currently volunteering in free clinic. The director allows me to do nurse job (take vitals, do history and write on patients medical record; and the doctors on duty will recheck my findings and write their findings on the chart as well), also to counsel patients who needs more information about their disease and the on duty doctor happens to be busy.

My kaplan adviser said to put it as USCE, however I read in a thread that doing hands on like that is illegal and even a match applicant was deported for doing so in free clinic. Can anybody shed light on this matter?

Thanks a lot!
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Hello,

I need to ask question on USCE. I am currently volunteering in free clinic. The director allows me to do nurse job (take vitals, do history and write on patients medical record; and the doctors on duty will recheck my findings and write their findings on the chart as well), also to counsel patients who needs more information about their disease and the on duty doctor happens to be busy.

My kaplan adviser said to put it as USCE, however I read in a thread that doing hands on like that is illegal and even a match applicant was deported for doing so in free clinic. Can anybody shed light on this matter?

Thanks a lot!

Hi,

How are you at free clinic ? I also want to know of we can put volunteer at clinic as USCE ?
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Hi Chulady,

I still don't know the answer to my question.. But I checked the medical association in my state allows non licensed to do clinical under supervision of those who have license. So probably will be okay depending on your state?

Any admin can clarify on this?
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