Volunteering and Shadowing Open Heart Surgery (Former Employee) – Brownsville Texas – July 9, 2015
In the local vicinity of my neighborhood, there is a hospital by the name of Valley Regional Medical Center. Without this hospital and its many honorable employees, my experience in the everyday life of a physician would not have been a possible goal to achieve. When I was barely a freshman in high school at the age of fourteen, I decided to apply to the volunteer program this hospital had established. After months of anticipation, I was finally contacted to attend an orientation for incoming volunteers so that we could become familiar with the regulations and laws established by HIPPA. Once I met the regulated guidelines to become a junior axillary, I began making a difference in the lives of every person I met in this hospital.
I remember walking into this hospital every morning in December of 2012 for a week during Christmas time. I spent fourteen hours every day of this week, brightening up the day of patients that were too sick to even stand by bringing them breakfast and pretending to be Santa’s helper. At these moments, when I realized that working in the medical field was a rewarding opportunity, I felt even more motivated to soon change millions of lives in the world by providing a helping hand in the work force of physicians.