"Through this year of service, I hope to expand my understanding of public health issues in our country."
I will be serving as a health educator at the Hubbard House, a domestic violence center. My role will be to promote healthy relationships and reduce risk-taking behaviors in children and teenagers through education, by administering primary prevention curriculums at schools and the residential children’s shelter. I will also be responsible for leading weekly support groups with teenage victims of domestic violence, providing one-on-one education with younger children, and community outreach.
Through this year of service, I hope to expand my understanding of public health issues in our country. As a person pursuing a career as a physician, I believe it is important for me to understand these issues so I can work to address them in the future. I also hope to develop skills that will help me both personally and professionally. For example, I would like to improve my teaching skills, my ability to connect with and understand others, and my resiliency.
After serving with AmeriCorps, I plan to attend medical school.
In 5 years, I envision myself finishing medical school, and preparing for a residency program.