I believe physicians can have a profound impact on people's lives.
(Vocus) October 5, 2010
Vanguard Alum Lynnea Wilson ‘10 has been accepted to the prestigious Scribe program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, CA. Wilson was one of twenty applicants selected out of an applicant pool of 300.
“I'm very surprised to have gotten this opportunity, and even though the program is competitive and the envy of most premedical students, it is still a humble job. I'm excited to be chosen, and it is definitely God's doing. God's hand was in the entire process, and He has truly blessed me with one of the best jobs in the world,” says Wilson.
The Scribe program at St. Joseph’s Hospital is designed to give students the opportunity to learn skills that cannot be taught in a classroom and to provide medical work experience that no other volunteer position or internship can offer. Wilson will get the opportunity to learn how to take a patient history, treatment care for different diseases, and work closely with ER physicians for a year or longer.
“I am very proud of Lynnea,” says her mother and assistant director of the nursing program at Vanguard University, Julia Wilson. “It is extremely hard to get chosen for this job, but she succeeded andwe are all very proud of her.”
Lynnea Wilson also served as the clinical coordinator for Flying Samaritans Orange County, which gave her the opportunity to fly down to Jesus Maria in Baja California to serve a very small town in Baja. Physicians, physician assistants, dentists and nurse practitioners travel monthly to provide free medical and dental care to this under served population. Wilson is responsible for coordinating the volunteers and finding the physicians and other personnel that volunteer their time. Fluent in Spanish, Lynnea also translates for physicians and other medical volunteers.
“My goal is to be a missionary physician,” says Wilson. “I want to serve in areas where health care is insufficient or nonexistent. I believe physicians can have a profound impact on people's lives, and I want to combine my love for medicine and my love for people to make that impact.”
Currently, Wilson is in the process applying to and interviewing at a variety of medical schools around the country.
“I hope this job will help medical schools realize that I am serious about pursuing medicine as a career,” says Wilson.
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