This past week of ISM have gone through some obstacles in finding my mentor.
First, I acquired an interview at the Community Health Clinic in Mckinney. I drove to Community Health Clinic in hopes of a short, informational interview regarding public health and the possibility of a mentorship. However when I arrived, the clinic was closed this. I was shocked, because I verified the day before if my interviewer would be available, and the clinic staff was in high esteem that would be present . Since she was not available, I missed an opportunity at school find more interviews and also type in interview assessment. I was very disappointed that I did not get to be able to interview, but next class for ISM I will make sure to call again and try to reschedule for another interview with clinic.
Moreover, I have had some difficulties in finding an interview with a medical professional in a community health center or free clinic for my field of study, public health. In this year of ISM, my goal is to find a medical professional- preferably a physician that works within or with a free clinics- but I have come to find that a lot of these clinic on managed under registered nurses (RN) or executive directors partnered with other organizations or hospitals. Therefore, it has been very difficult finding a mentor or interview that fits my needs. I think this week, I will have to find a way to change my approach of acquiring these interviews to secure a mentor for my final research projects in the winter showcase
Despite my roadblock in success this past week, I have already decided what I’d like to be my final research project for this year. While, it is not completely set in stone, I hope to start my own nonprofit Organization dealing with the distribution of different materials in places that are underprivileged or in developing countries. While this may seem difficult, I do believe that I can achieve this goal by the end of the year.
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