Through the many trips that my family has taken to the hospital due to various reasons, I have become fond of the hospital and its many wonders. After all the things that the medical field has done for me and my family, I decided to contribute to my local hospital to volunteer and help out those who pay visits to the hospital. Through my exposure to various clinical populations, I want to improve my ability to serve others in this capacity that can guide me towards the medical profession in the future.
Tyler woke up on a Saturday morning and got ready for the six hour car ride to what would be his new home for the next four years, Ohio Northern University. He said good bye to his mom and both of his miniature schnauzers, Bonnie and Clyde. Tyler then left with his dad to embark on a four year journey that he hoped to be full of friendship, knowledge, learning, and most importantly success.
As a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and a new Research Technician at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, becoming more familiar with different healthcare settings and helping others in doing so have always been of my interest. From my experience of volunteering as a piano teacher for inner-city children in Baltimore, I have learnt that even a small commitment and emotional support can make a big difference in the daily lives and the happiness of those in need. I have briefly familiarized myself to the hospital environment by shadowing physicians and conducting biomedical research but have yet to translate my volunteering experiences and the lessons learnt from them to the healthcare setting. I am a friendly, optimistic,
Volunteering at Texas Health Presbyterian Plano is my way of giving back to the community while developing critical social skills, and gaining important medical field exposure along the way. It’s an opportunity to change a person’s life, including my own. I volunteered at two hospitals last summer and I’m well acquainted with what volunteering entails and would more than love to do it again. Through this hospital volunteer program, I hope to discover my own passions and talents, while also developing skills that I will utilize throughout my entire high school and college experience.
Throughout my life as a child and teenager, I was told by my parents that they worked really hard to get to the safe town and community that we lived in. Growing up in Pacific Grove, California gave me lots opportunities that I didn’t even know I obtained. Unless it had happened to me personally, I didn’t really understand the full picture of what others had to go through. Having dyslexia, the only subject I felt I really excelled in was art. After high school, I still had no idea what I wanted to do for a career or even a major. Monterey Peninsula College has boosted my confidence by showing me that I can be and do much more. Two years ago I would never have guessed that I would be applying to the University of Washington.
Montclair State University, home of the Red Hawks has always been a college that has interested me. As a kid, I often would visit the beautiful campus to watch baseball games at the Yogi Berra Stadium located inside. I have always been a fan of schools with big campuses. The campus is not the only thing that caught my interest, after doing some research I found out that Montclair State has a one of the best business programs in the area. The best part is I only about fifth-teen minutes away.
Recently, my appeal for more financial aid has been rejected. While this is a disappointment, I would like to further explain my situation as to why I am asking for more financial help. While I first started the college process, I was engaged and eager to finally step out of my comfort zone. After researching Ithaca for the past years and visiting during accepted students day, I knew that Ithaca College was the best fit for me. The idea of living there on my own for the next four years seemed like a great opportunity to develop my independence and to gain new experiences. Unfortunately, the opportunity of attending Ithaca isn’t as simple as I want it to be. As a first generation student, I am the first out of my family to attend college. Throughout
I came to America from Vietnam when I was just three years old. I spent a majority of my life with my grandma, who has always taught me the importance of helping others. She always told me to have; you must give, and if you have nothing to give, you can always give your time. This phase has been a huge guide in my life, and it has truly shaped me into who I am. At a young age, I always felt that my purpose in life was to help people. After attending many doctor visits with my grandma for her health check-ups, I was confident my future occupation would be in the medical field. During these frequent doctor visits, I had the chance to watch the interactions and cooperation among different healthcare professionals in different settings. Being in this inspiring environment, I hoped one day I could mirror them and make a difference in people’s lives and the community. Although I have always wanted to help those in need, I was uncertain of what specific career role would allow me to fulfill my passion for helping others.
When volunteering at a hospital, I felt like I was one of the PA students that were doing their clinical rotations in the surgery clinic. When the PA students had conversations about interesting surgical cases, I always joined them. Every time they went to the operating room, I felt left out because I was just a volunteer and was not allowed in the
Syracuse University is an outstanding place of higher education. It provides a diverse, stimulating, and exciting classroom, and one that truly teaches its students how to live a life of value. Syracuse’s level of diversity promotes understanding and tolerance in all, helping to eliminate racism and religious intolerance in its student body. Its stimulation helps to encourage its students to “always seek the light of truth,” as the words of the High School National Honor Society pledge echo. Students are always encouraged by the university to expand their knowledge, and to never stop learning. The feeling of enthusiasm on campus, provided not only in the classroom, but also through Syracuse’s wide selection of on-campus activities, such as Division I athletics, clubs, and service organizations, teaches students to seek opportunities to live a full and meaningful life. This is what I truly hope for my life, and Syracuse University can help me become
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, represents a place of medicine and friendly faces. Anyone I know that has ever been to PVHMC, always reflects on the friendly environment that comes with the hospital. Around every corner is a smiling face and a pair of listening ears. The latter are just some of the reasons I wish to become a College Volunteer at PVHMC. From my time in high school as a student volunteer, I learned so much about the medical world, but I also learned even more about dealing with individuals in a time of need. Rather that time was during a family loss or the welcoming of a life into this world, I learned that being in the medical field, is much more than just coming to a diagnosis, because it’s the faces and the smiles and
Since the time when I was little, my parents always encourage me to do the best, work hard, become educated and have a positive life style at a very young age. My earliest memories are that of reading interesting books because I love to read and do my science whiz experiments. However, I also had great interests in playing with Lego pieces and conducting fun chemistry games in my own tiny lab. It was a fun time for me; at least that’s how I recall it now. The only things I had to worry about were: what will I have for lunch today, which chemistry game or Lego pieces do I want to play with and my team winning the sports games I use to compete in.
I have chosen Notre Dame as the place I wish to study at as I really believe that the values they instill into each student as they complete their journey here are really valuable and can be implemented later on throughout my life and my career. The amount of clinical practice hours the Nursing students get really appealed to me as I learn best when I’m doing the task hands on. When I first went to have a look around the campus I could see how excited and happy the Notre Dame community and current students were about sharing their own experiences here and they made my first experience incredibly enjoyable and memorable. They encouraged my decisions and fed my passions which was nothing that I had ever experienced before at school.
If someone asked me where I am going to be in ten years, this would be my answer. I will have a great, high-paying job, and beautiful wife and family, and a nice sports car parked in front of my lovely house. When I look into the future, I see myself being successful and happy. Even though I always pictured myself this way, I never worried too much about how I would get there. I feel the Suffolk University can lay the groundwork for making these dreams into reality.
Hospitals are a great way for a medical student to serve the community as well as gain valuable experience in their future field. For this reason, I have spent around forty hours from the end of the summer up until now volunteering at HonorHealth hospital. I volunteered as a transporter, what this means is that I move equipment, medical documents and lab samples around the hospital. I also help discharge patients by pushing them in a wheelchair to their car. Through this experience I was able to make life easier on people who were vulnerable and trying to recover as well as the busy staff member who treated them. I had many interactions with people and by from this I have a better understanding of impact my service had. I will be discussing: How psychology can explain social interaction, how outside factors can influence a person 's sense of self, how behaviors and situations can help you understand a person, the importance of communication as well as focus, and the environment shapes the organization.