Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety
- Are you a student who wants to experience global health first-hand?
- Are you planning to travel abroad to gain that experience?
- Did you know that there are limitations in what you can and cannot do when you are abroad?
- Did you realize you could put your future as a health professional at risk if you are not careful?
- Become a global ambassador for patient safety today!
Before You Pack Your Passport…
Volunteering or studying abroad can be valuable. You will learn about a new culture, and how that culture influences health. You will have an opportunity to grow your comfort zone, meet new people, and expand your own world view.
But before you pack your passport and head to the airport, there are some important considerations you need to become aware of when gaining experience in another country…things that you may not have even considered or thought of yet.
This workshop was created in coordination with the Learning Abroad Center and is designed for all students who are going abroad and plan to volunteer in a healthcare setting.
Impact on Your Application to a Health Program…in a Positive Way
For pre-health students, having an experience abroad will help you write your application, and personal statement for a health profession program. An experience abroad will help you become more self aware and will likely give you experiences and stories to tell. The key is to make sure those stories reflect experiences that are ethical and appropriate for a pre-health professional. Take this online workshop and learn how to make the most of your experience so that it benefits you at the time of application.
Impact Your Future Career
For students currently enrolled in a health profession program, global experiences can be very useful in preparing you to work in a diverse healthcare setting. However, as a pre-licensed student, you too have restrictions on what you can and cannot do abroad. Take this workshop to gain wisdom and insight from other students’ experiences. Learn in advance from their successes – and their mistakes – when gaining experience in another country.
Remember: If you can’t do it here, you shouldn’t do it there!
When you are in your host country, what happens if you are asked to do something you are not qualified to do?
This workshop will offer you tools and advice for how to get the most of your experience abroad, without stepping beyond your qualifications and expertise. It will offer you information on what you need to think about BEFORE you get there and will give you the tools necessary to help your learning abroad host understand your role.
Don’t wait…sign up today! And be part of a growing group of Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety!