Gathering for a pre-clinic meeting are, from left, Caitlin Wuebollt; David Milling, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Alexandra Gilligan; and Teresa Pullano. The women are all UB HEALS members in the Jacobs School Class of 2024.
One of the stations in use on Saturday. UB HEALS students prepared each basin by adding Epsom salt and warm water.
The students gently cleanse the feet and if there are any concerns, such as infection, they contact one of the physicians, who performs an exam and provides treatment as needed.
The students then dry the feet and apply moisturizing lotion or powder to control moisture and odor.
After the foot bath, clients go to another station for new socks. Sarah Andres, a second-year medical student, offers different sock options.
UB HEALS has Narcan available to those at the clinic, and students take it with them when they go out on rounds in the city. Recovered opioid users were also at the clinic to counsel those who were interested in learning about treatment.
Published November 9, 2021