Esperanza Center

2018 Week 1: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT “What exactly do case managers do?” This was, in fact, my first question to my supervisor who has been working at Chase Brexton for the last ten years. She described the job of a case manager as an individual who helps people help…
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2018 Orientation: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT On the morning of the first day of orientation, I was frankly quite nervous. I had to make it to my appointment to the Student Health and Wellness Center and I did not want to be the person who was late on the…
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2017 Week Four: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC This week has been a whirlwind! I cannot believe how fast this internship is going by – it feels like I just got here and I only have about 3-4 more weeks left! I’ve been absolutely loving working at the clinic. The clinic has been…
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2017 Week Three: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC Another fantastic week at the clinic! This week I shadowed one of the doctors at the clinic, learned how to deal with medical records, and got some interesting insight about how the clinic is funded through grants and donations. One side project I’ve been working…
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2017 Week Two: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC – WEEK 2 MR. & MRS. K– “…and she hasn’t been doing too well.” “All right sir, in order for your wife to become a patient here, I’m going to have to ask you a few questions to see if she’s eligible – does that…
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2017 Week One: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC LOVE: The best word I can use to describe my first week at Shepherd’s Clinic. Love for my placement. Love for my supervisor, the people I work with, and the friendly faces of patients that I greet as they walk the door. Love for the…
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2016 Week Six: Youth & Family Wellness

CHIJIOKE ORANYE – PATTERSON PARK have 2 weeks left, I keep telling myself. How can I make the most of it? It’s weird, not only is it going to be 99 degrees this next 2 weeks, but I’m also moving from Baltimore to Baltimore county. I’ve never moved in my…
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2016 Week Five: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC What else can I do? The morning of July 14th, I leaped out of the bed, skipped to the shuttle stop, and trotted into the Shepherd’s Clinic just as bright eyed and bushy tailed as I could be for my first day of work. I greeted…
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2016 Week Four: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC Quality of life or preservation of life: which is more important? This is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. On Tuesday, Sully – an emergency trauma nurse who is also volunteering at the Shepherd’s Clinic this summer- was sharing with me how in…
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2016 Week Three: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC “How do you reconcile the practice of western medicine, in which you were trained to become a licensed physician, with the ideas of alternative medicine, for which you strongly advocate?” we asked Dr. U, an internal medicine doctor at the Shepherd’s Clinic, who along with Dr….
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