FOCUS ON OUR STUDENTS
for a raffle and auction held in between
the performances. “Nite Out makes
the college feel like a community,”
The Columbus Free Clinic’s mission is
to integrate medical and community
resources as a partner with patients
in addressing their physical and
social needs. The CFC offers student
volunteers an early opportunity—during
their first two years of medical school—to
foster the passion and the ability to care
for the underserved. The clinic serves
more than 1,200 patients annually.
The 2017 Nite Out fundraiser raised
almost $1,000 to be used in providing
primary care, laboratory work and
imaging, pharmaceutical needs, social
work resources and specialty care.
The importance of the students’
creativity and the impact on the
community outreach is palpable, say
participants. Aaron Chafitz, 2017 Nite
Out treasurer and second-year medical
student, is grateful for the experience.
“Working with the CFC is why I got
involved in Nite Out in the first place.
Seeing firsthand the good work that the
clinic does at no cost to the patient made
me want to help in any way that I could.”
A strong and proud tradition, Nite Out
is one of the college’s most prized and
unique events, Chafitz says. “As medical
students, we spend so much of our time
studying. Nite Out is a good reminder
of the many talents our student body
has beyond the classroom.”
OSUCOM students dance, sing, and all around
entertain the crowd at the 66th Nite Out, raising
funds for the Columbus Free Clinic.