MED ED | A UTHSCSA PROGRAM
COMMUNITY SERVICE & VOLUNTEERING | HOW CAN I HELP PEOPLE IN NEED?
One of the biggest issues that admissions committees bring up is what “commitment to health science” has the student demonstrated. In other words, simply stating that you “want to be a doctor” or “want to be a nurse” does not do much for you in the application process. Schools want to know what you have done to prove you are interested and how you have chosen to explore that interest.
The one thing that every health science profession has in common is service to people. There is no better way to begin that service than by getting actively involved in your community. The Med Ed Program provides you with opportunities to volunteer at hospitals, doctor’s offices, and clinics. There are also year-round opportunities to get involved with various non-profit organizations like the American Cancer Society and Muscular Dystrophy Association during special events they host. The end result is a student who has a deeper understanding of the needs and status of his or her community, a bond with that community and a desire to do whatever he or she can to help. Sounds like a great recipe for a health care professional!