Host Site: Sulzbacher Beaches Center
Position Title: Patient Advocate
Where are you from?
Greenville, North Carolina
Why did you decide to join NHC?
Working with individuals who are homeless or formerly homeless has been a passion of mine since I began volunteering as an undergraduate. My plan is to attend medical school and work as a primary care physician with rural and underserved populations. Joining NHC will give me ample time to explore my passion of serving medically-underserved individuals, and with my position as Case Manager with the Presbyterian Social Ministries, I can continue to make an impact on this population through health education, case management and community outreach.
What are you hoping to gain or learn during your service term?
I hope to gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health in individuals who are homeless or formerly homeless as well as ways I can work with clients to address these as a volunteer and future physician.
What are you most looking forward to during your service term?
I am looking forward to learning about the population of North Florida and the different elements of the community. Also, I am excited to explore many of the outdoor recreational activities that Florida has to offer!