Volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps allows individuals with training in medicine or public health the chance to bolster and improve local health, safety, and community emergency preparedness efforts.
Medical Reserve Corps volunteers perform a number of important services, and train both individually and in group settings to improve their skills and abilities. Training can consist of coursework, or it can be part of a drill that simulates an incident in the community. Along with the chance to keep skills sharp, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers may be asked to put those skills to use in the event of an emergency situation. Another important role volunteers play is in the advancement of public health through teaching and preventive measures.
Along with providing a valuable service, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are exposed to a wide social network and experience the satisfaction of helping others in need.
For more information on becoming a Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, visit http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov.
About Jaydutt Patel, MD:
A cardiologist based at Saint Vincent Heart and Vascular Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jaydutt Patel is a supporter of the Medical Reserve Corps.