Pittsburgh Members

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I wanted to take a gap year to do community service, gain some professional experience with a non-profit or clinic, and to put my degree into practice while exploring a new city.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined the National Health corps because I wanted to further my knowledge of the medically underserved population and learn the most effective ways to mend the gaps between health care providers and the community at need.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

After completing a year of AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps, I wanted to continue serving the community, particularly improving patient’s healthcare experience. I wanted to interact with patients on a personal level, be a part of the healthcare team, and understand the financial aspect of healthcare. In addition, I want to learn more about healthcare disparities and ways to eliminate it.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

As a molecular biology student, I spent a lot of time in the research lab. Although I knew that the research I was conducting could one day save lives, I felt compelled to help the world in a more immediate way. National Health Corps gave me the opportunity to still be a part of the health field but in a position that would allow me to directly serve my Pittsburgh community.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

Growing up, service had always been important to my family and church family, and so it became important to me. As I talked with some alum and became more familiar with the program, I realized how strong and valuable it was to the surrounding community. I knew I would be taking a gap year between my undergraduate and graduate studies and this program was an exact match to what I wanted to be doing during that year. I am confident standing behind the mission and values of the National Health Corps and see it as a place of personal growth. Pittsburgh has been and always will be my home and I wanted to take the opportunity to give back. The reason I joined National Health Corps was because it incorporates many of things I am passionate about service, medicine, and improving healthcare!

 

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

To gain experience and knowledge about how to improve public health through hands-on service. I hope to go into health policy in the future, and I want to experience the direct service interactions that make macro-level changes possible

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I wanted to have an impactful gap year before medical school. I joined NHC because I knew it would encourage me to grow and help me become a better physician in the future. The program combines many of my passions. I will be teaching, presenting, leading a team, and planning community events. I will help create a healthier community. One that is focused on preventative care and not just treatment of conditions that could have had an earlier intervention.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined National Health Corps as a way to combine my love of volunteering and my interest of the public health field in a way that would benefit the community and make a difference in people’s lives.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I wanted to become involved in something bigger then myself in which I could positively affect my community and help to make a genuine impact with those within the community.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I have always known I wanted to go into public health, but it’s such a broad field that I felt there was so much I still hadn’t experienced through my internships and such, especially direct service. I really wanted to see which type of public health work I’m most cut out for, while also positively impacting a city that has given me so much but has a lot of inequality to tackle.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I became a member because the National Health Corps is a great opportunity to combine my desire to help people and my passion for public health. I am excited to meet new people, immerse myself into a new community, and put my knowledge to use in a practical way.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

My motivation for joining the AmeriCorps is rooted in two factors: a desire to serve communities by working for an organization dedicated to improving public health and the belief that this is the best time in my life to do so. Firstly, I am passionate the medical field and am excited to help community members while simultaneously having the opportunity to better understand health care disparities. Secondly, I believe that I am in the ideal position to best serve as a corps member. As a recent college graduate, I will be able to fully dedicate my time to working for a host site, collaborating with other NHC members, and supporting patients at the Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined AmeriCorps because I wanted to spend my gap year before beginning my graduate studies to serve others, and in the process discover myself and learn about all the unique opportunities out there in the field of Public Health.

 

What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?

I am hoping to deepen my understanding of effective primary care healthcare for underserved populations from both the patient and the provider perspective.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I’m passionate about access to healthcare and health equity, especially as they relate to women’s health. I joined NHC Pittsburgh because I wanted to learn more about and contribute to alleviating health disparities in Pittsburgh communities and gain experience in maternal and child health.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

Pittsburgh is very near and dear to my heart. As someone who is interested in public health and medicine, AmeriCorps/National Health Corps provided the perfect opportunity for me to pair my love for the city with my passion for promoting healthcare.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined AmeriCorps because it gives me a chance to witness public health in action and see how certain decisions are impacting the individuals within our communities.  Also, I grew up in a family that volunteered and gave back to communities on a regular basis. I wanted to use my education and experiences to continue that tradition.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

During my undergrad years, I had a lot of hands on experience dealing with public health issues/underserved communities abroad but not much with local communities. I wanted to spend my gap year focusing on the health of underserved communities here at home. 

 

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined National Health Corps so that I could get a full understanding of health and medicine at a community level before furthering my education and working in the public health field.  Additionally, the opportunity to positively impact those affected by health disparities is of great importance.