So what does it mean to be an advocate? I didn’t find the answer in any sort of textbook. Not the anatomy textbook that lay throughout the foot of my bed, full of Post-Its and half-drawn diagrams. Nor the chemistry textbook that sat in addition to it, covered in streaks of blue highlighter. Not even Principles of Biology, filled with illegible notes and loose worksheets, had the answer. Yet, in a few years, i’ll be promising to do just that: end up being the ultimate advocate for my patients.
My look for the solution began quite unintentionally.
When I was initially recommended to serve in the Youth Council my year that is junior of school, my perspective on civic engagement was certainly one of apathy and a whole not enough interest. Continue reading