This month is a sad month in my opinion. We had our last exam this week and it is nice to be done with exams for a while. I can't believe it's over, it went by so fast. I learned so much this past year and this program made me so eager to start medical school one day. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to participate in this amazing program. One of the things i'll miss the most about this program are my classmates. We all have gotten so close in this past year, it is crazy. I've definitely made some life-long friends here in New Orleans. However, I'm not ready to leave NOLA yet, so I am working with CityYear next year so I can stick around in this amazing city.
I've still been volunteering in the Neurology ICU for this month. I find the stroke unit so fascinating. We learned about strokes briefly in Principles of Pharmacology but when you see someone post-stroke and see how it effects them, is very interesting. When I started volunteering there, I read up more about strokes just to have a better understanding of what these patients are going through. I am really grateful for having the opportunity to volunteer in this Stroke Buddy program.
April Volunteer Hours: 10
Semester Total: 30
Year total: 60 hours