National Health Corps Philadelphia Blog

“Serving in this position has reinforced the idea that it is important to ensure that people have access to affordable health care. As a Patient Advocate, I am fortunate enough to have a flexible position that provides me with the time to hear about the lives and the struggles of my patients.”
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“In our society, we praise individuality and standing apart from the rest. While the individual is certainly needed to take the first stand, real power comes from standing together to make the world a better place, whether in the realm of policy or choosing to swap the doughnuts for burpees.”
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“In my mind becoming a physician goes beyond learning the intricacies of human anatomy and biochemistry. It requires a holistic perspective of the patient, compassion, advocacy, inquiry, a willingness to share knowledge, and above all else, a commitment to service.”
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“Even in a diverse group of people, our shared situation and shared drive to serve others creates a platform on which connections are built. I feel that future members will really find it easier to find similarities with their cohort, despite differences that will inevitably exist.”
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