" CSM has taught me so much about this city. The interactions with community partners, patients, and our team are humbling and inspiring."
- Grace Park, CSM member 2018-'21
What we do
Our dedicated Board of Directors work tirelessly in collaboration with community organizations, the City of Chicago, and most importantly-our Chapters-to facilitate appropriate street medicine right here in our city. Our medical student-led volunteer chapters -- Loyola CSM, Streeterville CSM, University of Illinois at Chicago CSM, University of Chicago CSM -- administer care through scheduled night runs an in partnership with a host of talented non-profits throughout our city. Together, we work to address the variety of needs that our unhoused populations face, delivering both health and care right where it is needed most: where you are.
Nationally, there is a 32-year disparity in life expectancy between the chronically homeless and the general US population. Delivering care on the streets is a start, but we at CSM do much more than patient care.