Making the Rounds, Episode 2
Sandeep Sharma, MD, practices internal medicine at So Others Might Eat (SOME), an interfaith community-based organization that helps the poor and people experiencing homelessness in our nation's capital. The times are especially hard for the homeless patients at SOME’s medical clinic who are navigating a new world dominated by a deadly virus. Dr. Sharma and his colleagues struggle to find and work with these patients while sticking to safety measures meant to protect everyone from COVID-19. In this episode of “Beyond the White Coat: Making the Rounds,” AAMC Director of Community Engagement Clarence Fluker talks with Dr. Sharma about what it means to meet the medical needs of SOME’s clientele and how the pandemic has impacted access to much-needed health care.
Dr. Sharma has been practicing internal medicine for 17 years with special interests in nutrition, wellness, indigent care and geriatrics. He has a traditional internal medicine practice in Maryland and also practices primary care in Washington, D.C., with So Others Might Eat, a community-based organization which provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the poor and homeless population of Washington, D.C.
Dr. Sandeep Sharma is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park. He earned his medical degree in the United Kingdom and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Hosted by Clarence Fluker, AAMC director of community engagement.
Produced by Mikhaila Richards, AAMC senior digital content strategist, and Clarence Fluker.
Episode recorded and edited by Laura Zelaya, AAMC production manager.
With special contributions from Rachel Bunn, AAMC senior digital content strategist; Sholape Oriola, AAMC video specialist; and Adedayo Adeniyi, AAMC community health specialist.
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