Becky, on Student Volunteering
March 19, 2009
“I have been volunteering at Health Partners Free Clinic for almost two years.”
I’m a senior at Wright State University majoring in psychology and pre med. I have been volunteering at Health Partners Free Clinic for almost two years.
Most med schools require students to volunteer, so a lot of students end up at a hospital pushing people in a wheel chair not really learning anything. Volunteering at the clinic has allowed me to get more hands on experience and to have more autonomy. There are so many doctors to learn from and this has been a great way for me to get patient exposure.
My ultimate goal is to come back here some day as a doctor to volunteer. I would encourage people to get involved in their community too.