Jason Dossantos

While many patients can learn from me, I will also be learning about many different aspects and barriers of healthcare that will prepare me to interact with underserved populations as a future physician.

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL
 
Educational background: Cornell University, Bachelors of Science, major in Biological Sciences with concentration in molecular and cell Biology.
 
Host Site: THE PLAYERS Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital
 
What is your title and role at your host site?
At The PLAYERS Center I hold the title of care coordinator with multiple roles. My Roles include providing application assistance (KidCare) to families in need and community health education inside and outside of the hospital.
 
Why did you join the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program?
Americorps will allow me to take the initiative to serve the greater population through education. At my host site, I can extend my impact in a community member’s life through education and teaching inside and outside of the hospital. While many patients can learn from me, I will also be learning about many different aspects and barriers of healthcare that will prepare me to interact with underserved populations as a future physician.
      
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I hope to hone my interpersonal skills and become cognizant of the health disparities that lie within Jacksonville. While I learn I want to form many friendships in the community and exercise my adaptability in interacting with difficult situations and different cultural backgrounds.
 
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
I plan on attending medical school.
 
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
Finishing medical school or entering residency.