Lindsay Sabotka

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Bethany College

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

Lindsay Sobotka spent the summer in Kingston, a small suburb outside of London, England learning about the National Healthcare System (NHS), the practice of medicine, and how it affects their overall culture and society. She visited and toured hospitals and smaller clinics in the greater London area in order to gain these learning goals. As she visited, she closely inspected the role of the NHS in order to gain her own perspective on the system’s ability to function in the United States. This caused her to not only study its affects in the hospitals, physicians and patients but to explore deeper into the NHS past, funding, and productivity. She aided this learning with a class on British Culture and Society in order to get a full knowledge of this systems affect on the people. Lindsay also took trips to the Roman Bath and Oxford’s medical school then outside of the England to Edinburg and Inverness in Scotland and to Paris, France in order to evaluate their similar medical systems. Lindsay plans on using this experience as a stepping stone to applying to medical school since she has gained medical experience and a greater understanding of the system that President Obama would like to initiate in our country.

Community Engagement Experience Summary:

CEE Title: Autism Awareness Day