This was my third week of volunteering at the Temple's medical examination clinic. I now know my way around, what my job exactly consists of, and am starting to build relationships with the doctors as well as some patients that come in on a more regular basis. I realized, this week, that I should look into my volunteering experience more than just doing work for others. So, on Sunday, I went to the staff meeting at the Temple where they discuss all of the Temple's activities (including the clinic). I was able to hear insight from the doctors, and the Temple officers. I think they appreciated my effort in getting to know why we are doing what we're doing and where we will go with this. I was then able to share my goal of going on a medical mission trip to India next summer and hope to take away skills that I have learned volunteering here and apply them to my visit to India. They really liked this idea, and it happens that one of the doctors, Dr. Santhi, actually goes on medical mission trips every so often as well and asked if I would be willing to consider going on a trip with her in the future. I thought this would be a great idea, and I am so excited to see the opportunities my volunteering experience is already providing for me.
Week 3 (February 21)
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