Street-Smart Medicine

Santa Barbara Independent

A few weeks after a 600-person army of volunteers scoured Santa Barbara County to tally the homeless population and assess their needs, a lecture hall packed with UCSB students heard from two out-of-town doctors about the importance of “street medicine” in providing care to the indigent. The guest lectures were given as part of a seminar called “Underserved Medicine,” put on by Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM), an organization that aims to help area homeless with their medical matters; the group’s medical director, Dr. Jason Prystowsky, leads the class.

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