More than a dozen UNC-Chapel Hill students teamed up with other health care providers to help more than 1,000 patients and provide services worth more than $400,000.

In late July, first- and second-year Physician Assistant Studies students, and two faculty mentors from the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences, provided health care in rural Wise, Virginia, through the Remote Area Medical program.

The nonprofit mobile medical clinic provides free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured populations.

Carolina’s 16 PA students joined other health care practitioners and community partners to see patients and get hands-on experience across the health care spectrum, including working alongside orthopedists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, cardiologists and dentists.

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Originally published August 6, 2018.