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Seeking Student Volunteers with Chronic Health Conditions

Hosted by: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


September 1, 2016


Past Opportunity


Kimberly Lyth

This is a past opportunity

About Seeking Student Volunteers with Chronic Health Conditions

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The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University is looking for student volunteers to help medical students learn about health and illness. The program is called the “Longitudinal Patient-Centered Experience,” or “LPCE.”

Patients with a variety of chronic conditions are matched with two first-year medical students. Examples include, but are not limited to, asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy, emphysema, epilepsy, heart disease, HIV infection, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis and sickle cell anemia. The medical students make six home visits over 12 months beginning in January of 2015. Each visit is centered around a different topic, such as:

• Coping strategies
• Impact of health care policy
• How family members deal with your condition

To qualify, student volunteers must have a chronic health condition (lasts more than three months). Patients become partners in shaping the education of future physicians.

To learn more about the program, please contact the LPCE Coordinator Kim Lyth at (517) 884-1856 or send an e-mail to

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