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Resident-inspired mobile medical unit brings health to communities in need

As a second-year pediatric resident, Laura Chilcutt, MD, JD, had the idea to 
re-purpose an underutilized Nemours Children’s-owned vehicle to bring free preventive care and resources to underserved children in Central Florida. 

Mobile Medical Unit

With a $25,000 grant from TD Bank, this mobile medical clinic, staffed by Nemours Children’s providers, residents and University of Central Florida medical students offers access to health screenings, immunizations and well visits to children who may otherwise go without services. Children are also screened for social issues that impact their health, including food insecurity and homelessness, language difficulties, transportation or income barriers that prevent them from getting services.

“Everywhere you turn, there are physicians, nurses, attendings, social workers, all eager to teach you anything to make you a better steward of patient care.”

Tryphina Mikhall, MD, PGY-1 Resident
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida