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Children's Mercy Kansas City

Volunteer

August 2018 - June 2019 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

I enjoyed helping the children feel more comfortable in a hospital environment. Some days, parents or guardians are busy with work so the children are alone, scared, and want to entertain themselves. Being able to be there for the children to make them smile is a blessing.

What I wish was different

I wish I could interact with more children. The children were nice, but because the hospital has a lot of visitors from doctors and nurses or some of them were restricted within their rooms, it is a little more difficult to play with all of the children within a 3 hour time.

Advice

Volunteering at a hospital is a great start to understanding and experiencing what the patients feel when hospitalized. It shows you how to obtain humility and gratitude when you begin the healthcare journey. I would definitely recommend anyone (whether students who want to become in the healthcare profession or to help people) to begin at a hospital environment where you can truly see what your future occupation will be like.
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Biology Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

I loved the environment. I got to work with doctors, nurses and medical students to explore different clinical outcomes.

What I wish was different

The pay, but I lived at home so it made it more bearable.

Advice

Definitely apply if you're in the KC area and pre-med!
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ADHD Summer Treatment Program Camp Counselor

June - July 2019 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

Great hands on experience, work closely with psychologists, make great connections for rec letters

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

Be prepared to be exhausted -- use your weekends to rest. It is 100% worth the effort
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Summer treatment Program counselor

May - July 2017 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

great for aspiring clinical psychologist (especially if you want to work with kids). The pay was also really great for an internship plus I earned about 10 hours of overtime a week

What I wish was different

Honestly nothing. They offered me a full time job so I am pretty happy with the experience.

Advice

Figure out housing early on.
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Clinical Mental Health Counselor

June - July 2018 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

Great clinical experience. Great networking opportunity.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be ready to receive lots of feedback and incorporate it into your work.
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