Witnessing the patients’ appreciation and desire to make lifestyle changes gave me the feeling that I was truly helping to improve their health and making an impact on my community, which are both important reasons why I want to become a physician. In the last couple months, I have also been volunteering at Kids Come First Community Health Center. The interactions between the physicians and children reminded me of the many times I visited my pediatrician as a child and what inspired me to become a physician in the first place. The UA COM – Phoenix will help me to realize my dreams of becoming a
I realized that leaderships is what I like, and what I'd like to keep doing. I want to be able to combine my current leadership skills with the lessons I've learned from the challenges I've overcome, to grow and be of something greater than my past. A big part of my life was raising myself basically in DSS. Having to jump from home to home and learning to adapt to different environments, and personalities. My first semi stable environment being Epworth's children's home, where I stayed for about 3 years.
Physical Therapists are individuals that help their patients diminish pain and regain mobility, yet it means so much more. For me, becoming a Physical Therapist means I get to take part in enhancing a person’s life and seeing growth and change in their future. I get to use every single day what I have observed numerous times. I will experience so much from their gains; I will watch them push their self, break barriers, and achieve goals. While observing as an undergraduate, I have been able to help touch lives by helping and educating those who need it and those who want the change for a better, healthy lifestyle.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
I created a website that had information about FMF and did a presentation on it.” Entering her teen years Kayla began to get a better understanding of her illness which compelled her to share her story. It was significant for her to tell her story since she suffered through it majority of her childhood and continues to affect her today. Finding out more information about the illness gave a new meaning to her life. She decided that she wanted to continue informing others about her illness experience by joining the UCLA Medical Center research clinic. Kayla explained that once a year she would attend a meeting with the researchers of FMF and discuss her condition.
Throughout my experience in Ridgewood High School, I got a chance to show my leadership skills. Showing it by helping others and be responsible. To be in a leadership position encouraged me to show who I am as a student, and help me to build myself by learning from others. To improve my communication and leadership skills, I join Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Choices and International Club. The clubs provide many opportunities including meeting new students, learn from others, and exploring things.
The Atlantic County Library is also somewhere I volunteer; helping young children read books and organizing craft days on the weekends. It is a duty for every high school student to contribute to their society to make the community around us a better
Over the semester I have learned many new aspects of social work that have helped deepen my understanding of what social work is really about. This course has taught me things that will help me become a better person and will also help me with my future working with children. Self reflection is a key skill to have when working in social work. We need to understand how we are, and our social location, influence everything we do with social work. My beliefs and values would be beneficial for being a social worker because I have a caring no judgment, personality that allows me to be a neutral and to listen to people.
I also expect to get more practice in the field by doing internships. I also expect to gain more connections with faculty and students that will be useful in the future. I plan on specializing in clinical social work. As of right now, I plan on working with the geriatric population especially those in assisted living after completing my MSW. However, I would not mind working with individuals with disabilities.
My current career goal is to obtain my bachelor degree in social work and continue to pursue my master’s degree. I see myself working within the communities; helping those in poverty, suffering from illness, and feeling oppressed. My long term goal is to have a private practice or an organization. An organization that will encourage our future generation to help others
New volunteers are recruited through means of social media, news media and word of mouth by current volunteers. Two volunteer trainings are offered each year, a spring session and fall session. The Independent Study format is used in training with most of the reading completed as homework. The tenured volunteers participate in the in-service training which allows new volunteers ask questions of them and learn from them. The last few sessions of training involve practice court report writing and role playing which prepares them for working a case.
In the short term, I would like to complete my classes and become an LAPC. I plan on continuing to work in mental health for either a private or public mental health agency and earning my LPC. I would like to continue to work with the current population that I am involved with which are families who are economically underserved . I am applying to this specific program because it has come highly recommended to me by multiple clinicians that I have worked with as a program that would appropriately prepare me for the work I want to do. There are a multitude of reasons why I am attracted to this program including the evening classes, that it focuses specifically on community counseling, and that it has come highly recommended.
My duties while volunteering included assisting the nurses during hearing checks, changing diapers, and rocking crying infants in special care. During this time I realized that nursing is what I was meant to do. I found my passion as a teen volunteer. During high school I have participated in many different activities and clubs. As a member of River Valley’s NHS chapter I serve as chair of the blood drive committee.
Head Start helps many disadvantaged families each year. Through my interview with my friend, I learned that Head Start is very involved in the community and they want all staff to be involved in the community. The staff at Head Start are very dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families. Their main goal is to educate the children and make their lives better by building a good foundation at an early age. I learned a lot of new information about Head Start and I am glad there are people that want to help these children and their families