The Pre-Med Club plans to expand its free-clinic services for women thanks to an $800 grant last fall from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund.

Bicknell and a group of her friends established the fund to address health issues related to women. The funds will be used to establish a women’s health night at the free clinic, which is offered every Tuesday at Wesley House, an outreach program that serves the needy.

The free clinic, which was launched in 1997, is staffed by PSU pre-med students. Dr. Kathleen Sandness (BS ’83) was instrumental in the clinic’s founding and continues to work with the students. Several area doctors volunteer at the clinic, as well as a physician’s assistant and some registered nurses.

In addition to touching underserved populations in the area, the clinic provides experiences for pre-med students that they would not have at other universities.

For more information about the pre-med program or the free clinic, contact the Department of Biology at 620-235-4732 or visit their website at