This lunch talk will be a great way for students to have a better understanding of what barriers our homeless patients face in Nashville. Most importantly, Dr. Fleisch will be teaching us how to be advocates for this patient population.
Dr. Sheryl Fleisch, a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, did her psychiatry residency in Pittsburgh and a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine from UNC, before coming back to Vanderbilt to establish the Adult Street Psychiatry and Homeless Health services. The street psychiatry team provides healthcare and psychiatric services to the homeless population by taking their services to the street. In addition, Dr. Fleisch sees any of these patients that are admitted to VUH.
Undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, faculty, and students from other schools are all welcome. This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt SNMA and Vanderbilt Physicians for Human Rights.