I'd be cautious about enrolling in a research medical study. It may sound like a "good deal", but before participating in a study, do your homework on what they want to do, and ask lots of questions before giving a signed consent to enroll in the study. I worked as staff in a regulatory office for a couple of years that reviewed research studies....This really isn't a way to get "normal" health care.
If you don't have a university with a medical prodram, try signing up for a independant research study. Do a yahoo local search for "research" and you can at least find a headquarters for a research company. Be careful what you volunteer for, my sister has long term (minor)issues after a birth control patch study, but some are pretty basic like sit in the pool & wear our sunscreen and make $125 in 4 hours. The more medically related, the more likely to receive free high end medical tests. Our local university doesn't work with people who are employed as they want you available at any time/ day that can fit in their schedule at a moments notice. I live too far away for that anyway.....
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