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William and Mary students get hands-on experience at free clinic

William and Mary students get hands-on experience at free clinic

The Angels of Mercy Clinic is giving students at the College of William and Mary a chance to get hands-on experience prior to heading off to medical school.

Supported by the Williamsburg Health Foundation, the Richmond Road clinic has served uninsured people by appointment for 20 years.

As many as 15 students majoring in the sciences volunteer at the clinic each semester. They work alongside nurses and other medical practitioners to figure out how to address their patients' health issues.

"One of my friends who'd been here before introduced me to the place," said Gabrielle Smith, who will study medicine at the University of Virginia. "She thought I would...

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