The Good Samaritan Institute


Bringing together students and medical professionals.


Publishing cutting-edge research and guides.


Educating the next generation through internships.

About The Institute

The landscape of healthcare is rapidly changing, but one thing remains constant: the Good Samaritan Health Center exists to spread Christ’s love through quality healthcare to those in need. Charitable clinics like Good Sam are an important part of our state’s safety net and produce excellent outcomes for patients who otherwise may not have received care.

We created the Good Sam Institute to further our clinic’s impact and participate as a thought leader in charitable care. Specifically, the Good Sam Institute’s purpose is to convene healthcare professionals, publish cutting-edge research, and educate the next generation of providers to improve the quality of healthcare for those in need.

Good Sam’s Full Circle of Health Model embodies a focus on social determinants of health which have been proven to impact health and longevity.

If you have questions about our Full Circle model, would like to schedule a speaker from Good Sam, or would like to take a tour of Good Sam please contact Veronica Squires, Chief Development Officer, at


Convening students and healthcare professionals.

Register for Upcoming Events

The Good Sam Institute convenes clinical healthcare professionals for the purpose of encouraging continuing education and excellence in the field through quarterly Lunch & Learn events hosted at Good Sam. While space is limited for the events, they are always filmed and archived here. View past lunch & learn talks by our esteemed clinical volunteers below.

As we plan for our next event be sure to sign up for our email list so you can be made aware when new opportunities become available!

View Past Events

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    Berneta L. Haynes

    Understanding Consumer Medical Debt.

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    Dr. Marc Carmon

    Vitamin D Insufficiency, CKD and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: Understanding the Defects and Outcomes.

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    Dr. Monica Parker

    Advice for Caretakers Regarding Degenerative Diseases – May 25, 2016

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    Dr. James Wellman

    Understanding Your Sleep – April 5, 2016

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    Dr. Robert Spector

    Ten Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology Findings You Don’t Want to Miss – November 3, 2015


Publishing cutting-edge research


Educating the next generation of providers


The Good Sam Institute offers internship opportunities to qualified students seeking medical experience. Interns are selected each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Applications for the Summer internship positions will be accepted from April 1, 2017 until April 14, 2017. Interviews will be conducted the last week of April and first week of May. If you are interested in applying, please read the program description and requirements and complete an application.

Medical Internship Information

Internship Application


Good Samaritan’s staff nurse practitioners provide opportunities for preceptorship each semester for nurse practitioner students and physician assistance students. We have a very limited number of spaces and a very large demand. We accept only students who are in the final clinical semester. Please wait to apply until you are entering your final semester. We do give preference to students who speak Spanish as our providers are fluent and many of our patients speak Spanish.

Applications for summer semester will be accepted until April 21, 2017.

Preceptor Application