This is an excellent and very interesting project. It's public health-y, with local government, so if you're into that kind of thing you should consider volunteering. Training is free, you meet many very interesting nurses et al who work in diverse settings -- it's an ideal place to network for a new job or educational opportunity in healthcare in Philly. Plus the training is right in Clark Park. I personally am a member of the Medical Reserve Corps and I've enjoyed and supported all the work I've done in that capacity.
Dear MRC Volunteers,
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health will be holding an Orientation Training for new MRC volunteers on Saturday October 13th, 2012. This training will help prepare participants for their roles in the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps, provide an understanding of how the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) responds to public health emergencies such as epidemics and bioterrorist attack, and describe the critical role MRC volunteers played in shelter operations during PDPH's response to Hurricane Irene.
This Seminar will also include a live activity preparing MRC volunteers to provide medications to Philadelphians in the event of a public health emergency. Current MRC volunteers who have not completed an orientation or anyone interested in learning more about the MRC program are welcome to attend.
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Location: University of the Sciences, McNeil Science and Technology Center Auditorium, 43rd Street and Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free parking is available.
To participate in this event, please email mrc [at] phila [dot] gov to register.
Acting Philadelphia MRC Coordinator
Continuity and Assurance Coordinator