Partners in wellness
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Partners in Wellness is a pre-health organization that offers unique and rewarding clinical volunteer opportunities. Students are provided with the opportunity to interact with patients in a clinical setting, while also developing communication skills and gain insight into the medical field from a different perspective. Subprograms include the opportunity to interact with pediatric patients, create art with patients, work with rehabilitation center patients and shadow and scribe with healthcare professionals.
Volunteers converse with patients in the hospital, providing support and conversation, with a large emphasis on patient care and communication.
Peds Reads is a sub-program of Partners in Wellness in which volunteers get to read stories and engage with pediatric patients at Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital.
Art for Wellness
Art for Wellness is a subprogram under Partners in Wellness that aims to help patients through art.
Shadowing is a great opportunity to gain firsthand experience of the daily activities and responsibilities of physicians.
The Student Scribes subprogram aims to connect members with local scribing positions to broaden their understanding of the medical terminology and clinical workflow of various specialties.
The work we do really touches patients’ hearts and brightens their days. Seeing their smiling faces makes taking time out of my day more than worth it.
Partners in Wellness has helped me in so many different ways, from helping me become more confident and self-assured to helping me better understand patient care. I couldn't be more thankful for PW and everything that it's taught me.
I am so grateful for all of the experiences I have been able to have through Partners in Wellness. The connections I have made, both with patients and my fellow volunteers, have had a profound impact on who I am and what I hope to do in my life.