Volunteering at Keck is a great experience. Although I have only been working there for 4 weeks or so, I still have learned a lot and met a lot of people. I am in the anesthesiology ward on the 4th floor and I mostly restock the carts and supply bins there. It gets kind of tedious at times but if you make conversation with the others and ask them questions, they are more than willing to help you and show you how to do something. I usually ask people if there was anything I could help them with, and one time, an anesthesiologist brought me into the OR to show me the machines and taught me how they worked. It was a pretty cool experience! Everyone on the 4th floor, including the volunteers, wear scrubs – we rent them out each time and change into them, and return them when we leave. We also get a meal voucher for each volunteer visit, which we can use during our breaks. Overall, it has been an enjoyable experience, but hopefully I get to watch a surgery one day!
I am a second semester THV student and I currently volunteer at the Keck Medical Center. After working at Keck for two semesters, I still think that it is the most convenient location, since you can take the USC shuttle to the HSC campus. The shuttle itself is very convenient and easy to use. At Keck Medical Center I volunteer at one of the nursing units there. In the nursing care unit, the patients vary by age and sickness. If you are interested in seeing a variety of different patients, then a nursing care unit would be the most general place to see all of these different patients. Because I myself am more interested in administration and management, I mostly do clerical duties that the nurses need help with. The type of work I do there refilling isolation gowns, stocking the patient’s rooms with gowns, gloves, masks, etc. and finally refilling the patient’s charts with appropriate paper work. The overall working goes by pretty quickly and there is not much action day to day. If you are interested in a low-key volunteer position at a prestigious hospital, Keck Medical Center is a great place for you.
Priyanka is out sick today. If you still have to turn in your hours logs, they can be submitted in either Linda or Priyanka’s mailboxes on the first floor of the JEP house. All other submissions can be turned in via email or BB.
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