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Michaela and Melanie are second-year Master’s of Public Health candidates at the Boston University School of Public Health, with aspirations to attend medical school after graduation. This past winter they both became Practice Fellows in the Health Promotion and Advocacy Program (HPAP) at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Pediatric Emergency Department, where they collected data on social determinants that may be impacting patients’ health and helped alleviate problems associated with these determinants.
Once we provided that warm hand-off to the resources our patients needed and followed up after a couple of weeks, we were greeted with a sense of peace knowing that we helped the individual take one step closer to living a healthier life.
Read more about Melanie and Michaela’s experience in developing MCH knowledge and communication skills here!