Ohio Dominican University PA Program Partners With First English Lutheran Church To Provide Free Health Screenings

Ohio Dominican University PA Program Partners With First English Lutheran Church To Provide Free Health Screenings

2012-09-04

Columbus, OH (43219) – Students and faculty with Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU) Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program are teaming up with the First English Lutheran Church to provide free health screenings to those in need. 

The first health screenings will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on September 6 at the First English Lutheran Church, 1015 Main St. in Columbus, Ohio.  Additional screenings will be held on the first Thursday of every month.  The wellness clinics will take walk-in appointments during the Table of Grace Community Dinners. 

Faculty and students with ODU’s PA program will check blood pressure, give basic vision exams, and provide basic health and wellness information to visitors for free.  Patients also will be guided on how they can receive appropriate medical care, if necessary.  

“First English Lutheran Church has become a sanctuary of healing in the lower east side of Columbus,” said Joseph Wolf, Associate Pastor at First English Lutheran Church.  “Most people in our community do not have access to adequate health care and prevention.  This new relationship with Ohio Dominican University will enhance our ministry in a key area as well as provide students valuable experience.  We at FELC are thrilled with the promise this partnership offers to our church, the community, and the mission of ODU.” 

“I feel every student who has come to this program has a desire to contribute meaningfully to society and provide access to those medically underserved in our area,” said PA Program Director David Paulk, PA-C, Ed.D.  “This is another opportunity for them to contribute and we’re thrilled they get to participate so soon in their education.” 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,500 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning. 

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