Logan McIntosh

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University of Pittsburgh | Johnstown

Heinz Programming Area:
Children, Youth, and Families
International Experience Summary:

While Logan McIntosh studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, she was given the unique opportunity to study sports medicine and human health and disease. At her home school of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, these upper level and unique classes are not offered to those who wish to take them, so this unmatchable experience in Denmark helped her on her quest for more knowledge while also learning more about herself as an individual. During the sports medicine course, she along with her classmates acted as subjects to learn about how the body works and works efficiently, as well as to learn about where all of the muscles, tendons, and bone markings are and how to treat and diagnose several sports injuries. With this class Logan visited Team Denmark, the center for the athletes who will train and compete for Denmark at the Olympics and other worldwide competitions. Additionally, in the human health in disease course, Logan learned in-depth, human anatomy and physiology and how to treat various illnesses. With this course, Logan visited Herlev and Gentofte hospitals in Copenhagen. In Herlev, she did several patient simulation cases, and in Gentofte, she learned practical skills such as inserting an IV, suturing, and catheterization. Lastly, with this course Logan was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Vienna, Austria where she learned about the Austrian health care system and their approach to patient care including more practical hands-on skills.

Community Engagement Experience Summary:

CEE Title: Step Out: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Step Out: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, was an event hosted by the CEE team of Logan McIntosh, Kaitlyn Pawlowski, and Mariah Butchko of Pitt-Johnstown. Their CEE was broken into four segments. The first being an interactive questionnaire inspired by the country Logan studied in, Denmark, who produced the original content in which the activity was built around. In this questionnaire, the audience was asked to step into a box if he or she identified with the question asked. These questions pushed the boundaries of the audience’s comfortability but the humility involved in owning their identities created a space of growing to accept others and to not judge a book by its cover. Their guest speaker, Dr. Brooks, hosted the second segment in which he shared the logic and information that indicated why people possess the worldviews that they do. The third segment was hosted by Kaitlyn in which she spoke on effective communication. The last segment hosted by Mariah gave the audience the tools necessary for use when approached with a situation where those involved share large differences in opinion. Additionally in this closing segment, how to be an active bystander in a situation was communicated and their own personal stories were shared in a time they were active bystanders. At this time, the audience was urged to share their own stories and comments that would further supplement the information that the CEE team had already shared.