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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

CAVIT Work-Based Learning Clinics

Student on Laptop

In an effort to provide students with authentic work-based learning opportunities, CAVIT has implemented five student-run clinics designed to provide students with on-the-job training on our central campus.

The campus clinics allow students to apply the following national service learning standards:

  • Duration and Intensity - The three clinics operate throughout the school year. As we hold these enterprises, students have the opportunity to modify activities to improve continually their outcomes.
  • Curriculum - Students apply their technical skills in a real-world setting. The clinics allow students to develop and use team-building, organizational, leadership, and patient communication skills. They also introduce students to workplace skills that help prepare them for employment.
  • Meaningful Service - Students assist community members who often postpone or forego basic medical and animal services for economic reasons. People will receive immediate medical information on their health status, and they become empowered to take responsibility for their health.
  • Youth Voice - Community residents learn by example that CAVIT students do care and are committed to serving others. By helping others, students experience success and feel more responsible for their actions. Students learn the value of promoting good will in the community.
  • Diversity - Students work with diverse groups of people. By working with patients of all ages, students learn to appreciate and understand the hardships that others face. CAVIT clinics allow generations to work together.
  • Partnerships - The clinics encourage an on-going relationship between students and the diverse members of the community.
  • Reflection - Staff instruct students on writing narrative journals. Staff reviews a satisfaction survey data and informal feedback regularly in order to help students to adjust activities as needed.
  • Progress Monitoring - Students work in groups to identify strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations to enhance our clinics. They hold monthly meetings to review evaluation data.
  • Evaluation Data - The following pieces of evaluation data is collected for every clinic activity:
    • Number of students participating
    • Number of people attending
    • Number and kind of medical services provided
    • Number of people receiving services
    • Percentage of people expressing satisfaction with activity