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Exploring Health Professions
Before this class I had never heard of a cover letter so I learned how to write one and also how important they are when applying for a job.
I now know that in order to build a good resume, I need to focus on getting experience in my field of work. Hirers look for employers with good experiences so I need to start looking for internships or jobs at hospitals to start building my career. I also know that I need to write a well developed cover letter to my future employer.
We created resumes and cover letters for building our professional development portfolios
What is Health
This video was very interesting to me because it really shows how broad this field is. Although each response was similar, they were also very different in their own way.
This video gave me a better understanding of the field that I am going into in the future. I now have a better understanding of not only the word health but also the whole profession as a whole.
We watched a video from Northwestern about what the word health means to many different people.
Knowing Your Strengths
I learned that some of my bigger strengths are maximizer, achiever, and relator.
After taking this assessment, I now know how I can be successful and use my strengths to my advantage. This will help me with my professional development because by using my strengths I can be the best version of myself.
During this week, we took a strengths assessment test that gave us a better understanding of who we are and what are strengths are.
Before this class I never knew what these platforms were and I had no idea how important they were in career building.
I now have these accounts that I can add all of my work and volunteer experiences to. I can also start connecting with other people on these platform to get my name out into this field.
We created LinkedIn and Handshake accounts
Understanding the Patient Experience
I learned how important it is to show empathy when treating your patients. Whether you naturally show empathy when dealing with others or if its more of a challenge, learning how to properly care for you patients is extremely important in the field of healthcare.
Moving forward I know that a big part of my career is patient care and how to build relationships with them. Showing empathy is something that doesn't always come easy to me so it is definitely something I need to learn in order to become successful.
We watched a video from the Cleveland Clinic on empathy and how to use it when dealing with patients.
Human Side of Healthcare
Before this class, I had never really heard of implicit bias and I had no idea how relevant it was in our world today.
I now know how I can avoid implicit bias and also how I can address it if I ever see it in the future. It is very important in my future career that there is no bias so I can use my knowledge I learned from this class to ensure that there is no bias.
This week we took an assessment on implicit bias.
Society, Culture and Ethics
This week we watched the Extremis movie and discussed the code of ethics in general.
The Extremis movie really opened my eyes to the challenge of end-of-life decisions and how they not only effect your patient's life but also their family's and your own. Watching the movie showed how these challenges really effect the healthcare workers as well.
After watching this movie and listening to our discussion, I now have a better understanding of these situations and what I need to do for my patient and their family. This is important because I will have to deal with these challenges in my future so it is very beneficial to me that I already have an understanding of what happens in these situations.
Exploring Healthcare Careers
This week I learned about many different careers in healthcare
This symposium really opened my eyes to how important diversity is in healthcare. Diversity of all races, religions, and genders is important in all fields of healthcare because it leads to better patient care. Most patients feel the most comfortable when people of the same are helping them.
This week I attended the Healthcare Workforce Diversity Symposium.
Building a Competitive Application
After hearing the guest speaker talk I learned so much about professional school application and what needs to be on it and what doesn't. This week we also got to make sample applicants so we have an idea of what to expect.
I now know what I need to do when I am applying for professional school to make my application stand out over others. I also know how competitive the environment is and that instead of being afraid of the competition, I need to use it to my advantage and let it drive me to be the best version of myself.
For this class we had a guest speaker on the PPAC come in to talk to us about the professional school application process and how competitive it is.
I learned how important inter-professionalism is in my career path and what actions are considered professional and what are not. I also learned how important grit is and how you can never stop having it not matter what.
Especially with the crazy world we live in now, it is important to know that things won't always (if ever) go your way. But that can't stop you from being successful, it is important to have a strong sense of grit a never stop working for what you want.
This week we discussed inter-professionalism and watched videos about mentality and grit.
Reflection and Planning
Having a fixed mindset leads to early plateaus and hardly ever full potential, however when you have a growth mindset you embrace all of the hardships and in the end you exceed your goals.
As I begin my professional career, it is important that I keep a growth mindset instead of a fixed. During my journey I will embrace all of my challenges, setbacks, and criticism and use them to power my success, not let them hold me back.
This week we compared fixed mindsets with growth mindsets.