After graduating from Bucknell University and working as a paralegal for two years in New York City, I realized that medicine is actually where my interests lie. So, I quit my job and enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health program at NYU where I satisfied the pre-med classes required to apply to health schools. Then, I registered for Career Israel. I wanted to gain hands-on experience in the world of medicine and therapy, as well as have the opportunity to shape my Jewish identity.
I interned at the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled in Ramat Gan. I worked very closely with patients afflicted with cerebral palsy at the day center where they are provided daily activities. In addition, I observed physical and physio therapies for the disabled athletes. This internship allowed me to not only have hands-on patient experience, but to learn about therapies I didn’t know existed. These experiences were invaluable when applying to health schools as well as figuring out which path in medicine I would like to follow.