The goal of anyone in the medical field is to help as many people as possible. So that’s exactly my goal. As long as I am volunteering and helping people I know I’m keeping myself on the right track. My junior year hopefully Clinical volunteering and research is the way I can do my share and help out.
These past two years have been amazing. I’ve done so much volunteering and learning and I really feel as If I am growing into a person fit for the medical field. Next year I hope to focus on research and MCAT preparation. I would love to get into a lab this upcoming semester and contribute whatever i can. As for the MCATs its going to be a huge grind to study for the test. Luckily I stacked classes my freshman and sophomore year so I could take it easy to study. Halfway through undergrad but in the grand scheme of things I’ve got a long way to go.
Now not a lot of people would willingly go back to to general chemistry after their first year, but I’m a special kind of crazy. I now tutor Chem 1210 & 1220 for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Its the least I can do to help with the anxiety that comes in Freshman year with chemistry classes. I love teaching chemistry and it helps people learn and succeed so its a win win!
The American Red Cross Internship was a huge part of my sophomore year at The Ohio State University. I spent 10-15 hours a week planning and running blood drives to make sure the Wexner had enough blood to continue their life saving surgeries. It involved a lot of recruiting at different dorm halls for hours on end and shamelessly asking people for blood. I met a lot of new people and I knew the work I was doing was saving lives.
Do you ever wonder how the OSU stadium manages to be the biggest cleanest stadium in the country? Just ask the Zero Waste Team. My roommate Chris and I decided to volunteer with the Zero Waste Team to see how the recycling structure was set up at the Stadium. We learned how excited people get when you come around with a recycling bag to give them and how much work it is every home game to go out and volunteer. Overall I think it was a great experience and I would help keep the OSU stadium clean again.
Hi my name is Kevin Piczer and this is my H&S ePortfolio! Feel free to look around on the various posts to learn about my life here at The Ohio State University.
Completing my first semester at The Ohio State University left me with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. These include storming the field after we came back to peat Penn State, singing Carmen Ohio on the first day of college, and many more amazing memories with friends. I’ve learned a lot about studying and time management after reaching the 1/8 of the way done mark. I enjoy the experience of being independent and carving your own path. I also love the school spirit and the pride every buckeye shares. I bet I could yell O-H in another country and still get a response. I am excited for the next semester at The Ohio State Universities and all the memories yet to come.
Global Awareness: Since I’ve been working as a Red Cross Intern and ODI Licensed Tutor i have not been able to study abroad yet. I would love to go somewhere and volunteer/study over next years Spring Break or Summer.
Original Inquiry: Research is an integral part of the Pre-med life. The summer of 2019 I will be interning and possibly researching at Metro Health Hospitals near my hometown in Cleveland.
Academic Enrichment: Late in my freshman year I decided to switch my major from Biology to Biochemistry. I have enjoyed my classes ever since. Biochemistry focuses more on how things work at the smallest level and its incredibly interesting. I also plan to pick up a Pharmaceutical Sciences minor to compliment my later biochemistry classes.
Service engagement- I have volunteered over 500 hours as a Red Cross Intern. This involves setting up blood drives, recruiting for them, and all the other administrative duties with running the many blood drives at Ohio State. Unfortunately the Red Cross will no longer be at OSU since another private company now owns the contract. I will need to pursue other possibly clinic volunteering.
This spring I started an internship with the Red Cross at The Ohio State. My goal is to make sure every blood drive I run on campus goes smoothly. The internship involves setting up, registering, and recruiting donors. It’s a lot of work, but knowing the blood i’m collecting is saving lives makes all the work worth it!