Victoria Carle

Through serving with AmeriCorps I look forward to the opportunity to gain insight about, and to play a part in addressing major public health issues.

Hometown: Long Island, NY
 
Educational background:
Tulane University - BS in Cell and Molecular Biology; BS in Public Health
 
Host Site: Clay Behavioral Health Center
 
What is your title and role at your host site?
At Clay Behavioral Health Center, I will be serving as a care coordinator working with mental health and substance abuse clients. I will be working to develop, and provide, wellness programs focused on the importance of nutrition and physical activity in the recovery process, as well as various activities to enhance coping skills. I will be providing health screenings to clients, providing information about our programs, as well as making needed referrals to physicians and various social services, if needed.

Why did you join the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program?
The National Health Corps is a great opportunity to get involved with, and serve first hand, addressing today’s public health concerns. As a student of public health, and through my clinical experiences, I have learned, and continue to learn, that healthcare is more than just clinical care. Before matriculating in to medical school, I wanted to continue my public health education, outside of the classroom, by directly working with vulnerable and underserved populations. Through serving with AmeriCorps I look forward to the opportunity to gain insight about, and to play a part in addressing major public health issues.
 
What are you hoping to gain from your year of service?
I hope to learn first hand about the shortcomings in our healthcare system, and the public health concerns our nation faces. I look forward to learning about the ways public health efforts work alongside clinical care to best serve vulnerable and underserved populations, as well as to alleviate the health care disparities in this country. Such experiences will greatly aid me in my future as a physician, by providing me greater insight in to the needs of my patients.
 
What are your plans after AmeriCorps service?
After my term of service, I plan to matriculate in to medical school.
 
Where do you envision yourself in 5 years?
In five years, I intend to be finishing medical school and preparing to enter a residency program.
Home Town:
Long Island, NY
Host Site: