This is an awesome opportunity to serve the community and learn about emergency/disaster care. (It's also an excellent place to network, as a healthcare provider; to meet new fabulous providers; and looks great on a resume/CV/whatever.) You don't need to be a provider, or licensed/certified/degreed in any way, to volunteer for this.
The next volunteer orientation seminar will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Orientation seminars cover an overview of the Medical Reserve Corps, personal and family preparedness, public health emergencies, disaster behavioral health, and allow volunteers to practice their role in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health's mass prophylaxis plan. This session will also cover the MRC's recent role in Hurricane Irene shelter operations in the city.
Time: 8:00-8:30am (Registration), 8:30am-1:30pm (Program)
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Winnet Building
17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill, Philadelphia PA 19130
Free continuing education credits will be available for physicians, PAs, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists. Breakfast and lunch will be served. A college parking garage is located on 17th St next to the Winnet Building. Metered street parking is also available.
Email mrc (at) phila.gov or call 215 685 6861.
Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in joining the MRC.