Practicing Medicine and Understanding Cancer Patients

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Nidha Jivan


I began my journey as a volunteer at Emory Winship Cancer Institute through my service-learning course, Cancer Biology. At Winship, I was assigned to the BMT/Hematology Department, but I volunteered occasionally as a floater. During those occasions, I served as a Front Desk Greeter and a Hospitality Cart Volunteer. Volunteering at a cancer treatment center while learning the basic fundamentals of cancer not only enhanced my understanding of the disease, but also gave me a new perspective on cancer patients. This opportunity fostered a unique connection between the biology of cancer and the emotions and trials of the patients.

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Jivan, N. (2013). Practicing Medicine and Understanding Cancer Patients. Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research, 2, 1–3.
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