Preventative care emphasizes screenings that could help reduce risks of cancer or identify cancer in early stages when possible. It is a difficult topic to discuss; however, I can see how promoting a perspective of preventative care can offer patients education about their health as well as promote healthy decision-making.
I started shadowing at Health Center #6 in high school...I knew I wanted to come back to see more and learn more. Thus, I decided to spend my National Health Corps year back at Health Center #6. This Health Center has given me intangible life lessons that I will take with me wherever I go.
The opportunity to work with an underserved community this year and to observe firsthand how social context affects health outcomes has given me a newfound motivation to devote my career to public service.