|Faces of Michigan Health Centers: Jillian Lapinski|
AmeriCorps Member | Oakland Primary Health Services | Pontiac, MI
Serving for AmeriCorps at Oakland Primary Health Services (OPHS) has given me my first in depth look into the workings of a community health care system. I feel lucky to be surrounded by such knowledgeable people who work hard and are passionate about making a difference in the Pontiac community. I am learning that health care is much more than just a provider and a patient, and am thankful that this opportunity has helped me develop a new perspective on medicine, especially the importance of preventive care.
The rewarding feeling I get from knowing I have helped to better the lives of others makes every second worth it. OPHS has opened my eyes to the powerful potential of preventive care and what it means and looks like to really want to help those in need. Both of these are important lessons I plan to incorporate in my future career as a physician. As for now, my year of service with OPHS is still in its early stages and I look forward to seeing where this journey will take me!
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