BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Before we get into our main post for the day, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the great work being done by CoSMO (Columbia Student Medical Outreach) and BALSO (Black and Latino Student Organization), who did the heavy lifting of putting together A Night with Junot Diáz event this past Saturday. For those that don’t know “CoSMO is a free, student-run primary care clinic for uninsured adults in Northern Manhattan. The clinic first opened its doors in March 2004 and continues to see patients every Saturday and the second Thursday evening of each month. CoSMO sees as many as 12 patients per session, and has cared for over 400 patients since its founding. The clinic is staffed by medical, nursing, public health, and social work students as well as a volunteer attending from the Department of Medicine or Center for Family and Community medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.”

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Want to get involved?

Want to help CoSMO more?

1. Donate

Ten dollars pays for one month of a cholesterol­lowering drug, $65 covers the average CoSMO patient’s medications for one month, $500 pays for one Saturday clinic session, and $2000 covers one month of prescription drugs for our patients. Please make checks payable to Columbia University, with CoSMO noted on the memo line. Checks can be sent to the P&S Club, Bard Hall Suite 106, 50 Haven Ave, New York, NY 10032.

2. Buy books

Every time you buy books through the CoSMO link to Amazon, 6% of your purchase will go to CoSMO. The link can be found at CoSMO’s homepage:

3. Volunteer

Are you an internal medicine or family medicine physician with admitting privileges at NYPH? We would Love for you to join us in clinic! E­mail [email protected] for more information.

Are you a Columbia student interested in volunteering? E­mail [email protected]

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