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Opportunities to Gain Healthcare Experience as a Student

Looking to dip your toes into the world of healthcare? Carrie Mesrobian provides practical ways to do just that:

  1. Hospital Volunteer: Get involved at a hospital, greeting visitors and giving directions. You’ll witness the hustle and bustle of healthcare and learn about patient needs.
  2. Blood Drive Volunteer: Team up with your local American Red Cross for blood drives. You’ll meet healthcare professionals, assist donors, and get a close-up look at healthcare needs.
  3. Medical Scribe*: Help doctors by documenting patient information. It’s like a backstage pass to the medical world!
  4. Spend Time with Seniors: Volunteer at long-term care facilities, making residents’ days with activities. You’ll also assist with personal care and gain hands-on experience.
  5. Emergency Responder: Join volunteer firefighter or emergency response programs. Learn crisis management, what people need during emergencies, and accident prevention.

These are just some of the many opportunities that will give you a sneak peek into the world of healthcare. It’s a great way to test the waters and build your experience. 🌡💼

Check out the full article to learn more about these opportunities and why they matter here!

*Medical Scribe recruiters regularly visit the Puget Sound campus. Keep an eye out in the SUB during the lunch hour for tables hosted by ScribeAmerica and ProScribeMD.

By Sara Winland
Sara Winland Career Advisor; Instructor: Career Launch (EXLN 401)