Posted: May 21, 2020

Pittsburgh Organization of Health Professional Students

Description

We're a coalition of medical students from Pittsburgh moved to help our colleagues on the clinical frontlines. We are medical students from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, LECOM, PCOM, Drexel School of Medicine, Temple School of Medicine, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and more! With approximately 100 members, we have been working primarily on PPE initiatives here in Pittsburgh by working directly with the Allegheny County Medical Society and an engineering group called PPE Connect PGH. We've been working on crowdsourcing PPE donations and funds to purchase PPE, helping the medical society prioritize requests made by frontline healthcare workers, assisting in mask fit testing for physicians, and delivering PPE! We're also working to provide childcare and other services within the community and actively staying in touch with UPMC and Allegheny Health Network to monitor need for services. 

Contact

Kelly Nicol OMS3, Pittsburgh Organization of Health Professional Students, kellyni@pcom.edu

Project Category

Support for healthcare workers

Mode of Participation

In-person non-clinical

Credit Status

Extracurricular

Project Type

Coordination of PPE donations or manufacturing
Coordination with local departments of health

Keywords

Support, Coordination PPE Donations, Frontline Workers, PPE Crowdfunding