NHC Philadelphia members are serving communties throughout the city of Philadelphia. Member service focuses primarily on education about and access to health and social services within community-based health care organizations.
City of Brotherly Love
"Philly" is home to 1.5 million residents, fabulous and fiesty sports teams and fans, the Liberty Bell, the soft-pretzel and famous cheesesteaks and hoagies. The history and character of our landmarks and people make this city an exciting place to live, serve and have fun!
As the year progressed and I gained more knowledge and experience at NSC, I learned to be more composed[.] However, I would not have been able to get there without the help and support of my fellow Health Corps members at NSC, my wonderful supervisor, and the rest of the amazing staff members I am so lucky to work with every day.
From the start of my NHC term, I’ve been working on how to best integrate myself in the patient’s experience without being seen as adding chores to their health care. Communication has become my best tool in connecting with patients and helping them decide how to best improve their health.
Attempting to grip the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare will be beneficial in my future journey as a physician, as improving the health outcome of a patient is more than treating their bodily symptoms, but also looking at the “outside factors” that surround the patient and their illness