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Medical-Legal Aid Partnership

November 9th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Medical-Legal Aid Partnership

This week I finally started volunteering with Medical-Legal Aid! I had really been looking forward to an opportunity to do something to give back to the community and find a way to keep busy after moving to a new city. Because we only have one car, I haven’t been able to go out and get […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 14

September 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 14

Today was a slow day, and there were no doughnuts. The elevator in the Hospital was broken; I wasn’t surprised since the elevator inspection certificate had expired. Anyways, I managed not to get trapped in an elevator, find another one, and arrive on my floor. A couple asked me for directions to another location in […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 13

September 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 13

I’m finally almost the master of my route on public transport. However, as I cheerily left the train platform for the bus stop, I realized that I had no idea which bus I was supposed to take. The buses are all similar in number, 101, 102, 121…so as I stood their rummaging through my blackberry […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 12

September 9th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 12

Another day of volunteering. I really hoped that I would have woken up early and have done more hours of volunteering than I did today. I only was able to squeeze in just barely 1.5 hours. Of course there was a laundry and oversleeping issue that prevented me from arriving earlier in the morning, and […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 11

September 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 11

This whole week has been exhausting, trying to get back into the routine of school. Many mixed emotions, this is my official last fall semester of undergraduate coursework at Public University and I certainly feel like it has gone too quickly. I know some “youngsters” that are beginning their freshman year, and I want to […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 10

August 24th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 10

As you may have read on Twitter, my new goals are to study for the MCAT and practice yoga, each for twenty minutes daily. I’ve also been living in this fantasy world where I will be “early to bed, early to rise,” functioning like the rest of society in a cheery manner at eight o’clock […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 9

August 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 9

I honestly love volunteering at the Hospital! I don’t know why so many pre-med students say it is a waste of time. Today I stayed longer than my usual 3 hours, clocking in about 4.5 hours. First of all, this morning was awesome; I got up on time and made an egg sandwich. My coffee […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 8

August 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 8

At the Hospital, there is a slew of quality checks performed routinely by the administrative staff. They float through the hallways with clipboards, checking to ensure that the nurses are repeating orders and information they receive via telephone, verifying the patients’ consent, etc. I imagine they peruse the corridors once per quarter, but I am […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 7

July 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 7

From my experience volunteering, I am hoping that I learn to enjoy waking up early and how to get places on time. I signed up for a morning shift on the surgery unit because that is when the ward is more exciting. In the late afternoon, patients are getting discharged, and no one stays over […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 6

July 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 6

When I told my friends that I was going to sign up to volunteer at the local hospital, they told me that it would be really boring and a waste of time. Obviously, I ignored them and decided to volunteer anyway. I knew that even though what I would be doing was menial labor, my […]