The Remote Area Medical (RAM) program provides valuable clinical experience that helps students grow in autonomy, confidence and interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. Participants provide high quality care to individuals from rural and underserved areas while improving their cultural competence.
The RAM program is a longstanding volunteer opportunity where health care professionals come together and work in a mobile clinic setting. The RAM organization sets up mobile medical centers at fairgrounds, schools and arenas in order to provide the underserved in impoverished areas in the United States with general medical, dental, vision and preventive care and education.
Please note: At this time, this experience is available for FNP students currently in clinical.
Students are responsible for their expenses. Costs will include transportation and lodging with some meals provided. One independent study credit is required that will allow UB School of Nursing to provide insurance and supervision. You may be able to use financial aid to assist in covering your expenses; please see your financial aid advisor for assistance.
Hotel lists will be provided. Some hotels provide discounted lodging. Generally students will be expected to share four to reduce costs. Volunteers will be notified of hotel options after registration.
Please submit the Global Health Experiences Application by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2022.
After you have registered with our office, you will register as a volunteer on the Remote Area Medical USA website.