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"Coming into this experience, I didn’t have many expectations regarding what I would gain from this service year, because this experience was unlike anything that I have done in the past. Because I had few expectations, I went into this service year open minded, which has left me open to new learning opportunities. I believe this year has given me a unique perspective on the medical field, that not many aspiring doctors have the chance to receive."
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“A phrase often recited by many social workers is to “meet the patients where they’re at.” Even though I may not be in the same place in my life as my patients, it is important to respect that they will come in when they are ready, and will complete the tasks on their own time”
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"What does it mean to be an intentional listener? These days, it seems like a lot of people only listen in order to reply, but not in order to extend conversation into a place of understanding and active listening."
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