Pittsburgh Members

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined AmeriCorps as a gap year opportunity before applying to medical school. I thought this program would be especially beneficial in allowing me to gain more exposure and experience in the medical field, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the healthcare discrepancies in our country and working with vulnerable populations.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined the National Health Corps because it allowed me to put my public health education into action while also giving me the support I needed to pursue a medical career. NHC was also exciting to me because it gave me the opportunity to fully dedicate myself service.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

After serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year, I felt I had more to learn and give to my community. AmeriCorps has given me unique opportunities and challenged me to grow in more ways than I ever imagined. I have chosen NHC as my next service term because I am eager to dive deeper into the field of public health and experience population care in an urban environment.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I want to dedicate my career within the public health field towards alleviating healthcare disparities. I know that a year of service will provide me with the opportunity to help others within the Pittsburgh community that I am proud to call my new home.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined the National Health Corps because I wanted to become integrated into my community and find ways to provide a meaningful impact through service work. By participating in the NHC it will allow me to become better educated and understand the social challenges of the people I serve and how I can help work towards active solutions with them.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined the National Health Corps because I wanted to pursue a gap-year opportunity that aligns with my values of lifelong learning, alongside a cohort of like-minded individuals. Specifically, I wanted a year of concentrated public health experience working in a county health department.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I’ve always known that I wanted a career where I could serve the underserved and increase social, economic, and linguistic access to healthcare. National Health Corps is an incredible opportunity for me to gain a better understanding of what it means to serve and increase access in a public health capacity!

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined National Health Corps because I was looking for a meaningful public health opportunity post-grad. NHC seemed like an incredible opportunity to help expose me to new areas of public health through direct service, while also encouraging allowing me to explore my other public health interests.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I believe this opportunity will allow me to get a better understanding of healthcare prior to employment and furthering my education. I also would like to get hands-on experience with individuals of the communities that I would like to tailor my work towards including, but not limited to: immigrant communities, people of color, and women. This opportunity will allow me to obtain a more intimate connection with these communities.

 

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

I joined National Health Corps because service and Public Health initiatives in the healthcare field have always been an interest of mine. When I found out about NHC, I knew that this would be a valuable opportunity to pursue my passion in a hands-on, real-world setting.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined the National Health Corps because I wanted to learn from patients directly about how to improve patient care. I also believe that public health issues are the future of healthcare as a whole, and as such, need to be taken more seriously by the medical and global community.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
Joining the National Health Corps is a chance to serve others for a whole year.  Service has been an integral part of who I am and NHC enables me to combine my interests of healthcare and working with underserved populations. The chance to have first-hand experience in a medical setting surrounded by professionals providing comprehensive services is a great learning opportunity. I am looking forward to having an impact on my community, working with people from all backgrounds, and overall, having a truly formative experience.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?

Much of my undergraduate education and experiences influenced me to think about health and healthcare from a social perspective. Through this, I gained awareness of health disparities and inequities that people face across our country today, and I became motivated to confront these issues in a career in medicine. When deciding how I wanted to spend my gap year applying to medical school, I knew I wanted to do something meaningful and with an organization that shared my goals and values. Becoming a member of the National Health Corps seemed like a great opportunity to perform service that has the potential to be truly transformative, all while learning more about myself, my areas of interest in healthcare, and the communities I want to help most.

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
Service has always been a priority to me. After graduating from college, I knew that I wanted to continue my path of service work, but also get connected within the healthcare field. The National Health Corps was a perfect fit for me because of their goal to help improve the health of underserved populations. I really believe that health for all is a global good. Eradicating health inequalities is important to me and I am hopeful to making a real step to tackling health inequalities within the Pittsburgh Community. I am so excited for my year with NHC!

Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
I joined the National Health Corps because throughout my undergraduate education, internship, and service experiences I learned just how critical the social determinants of health are to health disparities. I was looking for a gap year before medical school that would give me the opportunity to serve patients and communities that have been underserved by healthcare institutions and to gain experience and skills to continue helping these populations in my future career.