Community Health in Partnership Services (CHIPS) is a fantastic organization that provides basic medical care to the large uninsured population in the city. It represents the only safety net for many people. One of its primary missions is community outreach, where CHIPS nurses and volunteers go into the community to perform basic health screenings for people who don’t have access to health care. Wash U students are invaluable in helping spread the word about health checkups and healthy living. In return, we get to interact with people we might never have met and get to learn several clinical skills! Be sure to sign up for CHIPS a few times your first year. You won’t regret it!

— Punit V., M2