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What steps did you take to enter into the complex world of healthcare and medicine?

Hello! I am currently an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University studying Health Science. While I am on track to get my degree, I want to use my free time to gain valuable experience in the healthcare field, outside of school. To those with established careers in healthcare, are there any opportunities that I should be taking advantage of as a student?

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Margarita’s Answer

Healthcare nowadays is business. I would suggest getting some information or opportunities to see how healthcare professionals work with administration. Look into business aspect of medicine.
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Venu’s Answer

I suggest participating in volunteer activities at elderly care facilities and spending time helping patients at hospitals. This will greatly benefit you in your future endeavors.
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Timothy’s Answer

Typically, every hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Visit your nearby hospital and strive to become an outstanding volunteer.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Kalisha,

Congrats on Stony Brook from another SUNY grad! 😊

There are a TON of opportunities out there, depending on what you are looking to do in the healthcare field.

If you're looking to get into a patient-facing role and you are currently working, I can not stress the importance of gaining customer service experience. Bed side manner and good interpersonal human interaction are of the most valuable skills you can learn, and carry with you.

Most hospitals have volunteer opportunities available from transport and dietary to visitation.
You can also intern within hospitals, some labs, and the department of health.

If you're still unsure about what you'd like to do, most careers offer shadowing opportunities, as well. You can place a call to your local health system and ask to speak with someone in professional development to learn more!
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Erica’s Answer

Definitely look into pharmacy. There’s an increasing role for clinical pharmacy staff and not just pharmacists. To work in the hospital you need to be certified (consisting of an exam you can self study for). Retail pharmacy will usually accept those without experience or certification. It’s a good way to learn pharmacology.

Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Hi Kalisha, with your health science background, you should look in to the physician assistant careers. This profession is growing exponentially in California Darnell Nesbitt
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