The Monday Clinic is a student-run free clinic that began as a project headed by a group of first-year medical students from UT Southwestern. At the beginning of the spring semester in 2006, they united with the ideas of creating a clinic where medical students could help care for the community and improve their ability to provide medical care during the preclinical and clinical years. This effort resulted in the creation of The Monday Clinic, a clinic that provides care free of charge to the local community. The clinic is held weekly at the North Dallas Shared Ministries headquarters, and receives significant support from NDSM.
NDSM was formed in 1983 by five North Dallas congregations who desired to coordinate their efforts in providing charitable assistance to persons in need. Since that time, NDSM has grown to include 44 member congregations and currently serves over 52,000 North Dallas residents each year. The facility provides food and clothing assistance, medical care, career counseling, and educational programs for members of the community. The medical clinic opened in 2000 under the direction of Dr. Susan Briner and provides acute care to those unable to afford medical care. NDSM has provided very generous support to The Monday Clinic, allowing students to use their facilities, infrastructure, and equipment. In addition, the NDSM has agreed to cover all costs, including all medicines, for eligible patients.