Maegan Mannes ‘22
Maegan Mannes is a biomedical sciences: medical laboratory science major from Torrance, California.
Maegan: Each student employee performs mid-turbinate swab of staff, faculty, contractors, etc. We also aided in pre-arrival swabbing of students before classes started. We are all trained using the computer system as well so that we can help with registration and check-in of the patients.
Maegan: I would like to work in infectious disease as a physician someday, and having this hands-on experience, especially on the front lines of a pandemic, was an opportunity I could not pass up.
Maegan: I have learned a greater appreciation for all the healthcare workers. I have worn an N95 for 10 hours a day for a week straight, and that was a lot. They have been wearing them for 15- to 20-hour days for months on end. I have so much respect for the healthcare heroes who are doing anything and everything they can do to treat the people who need it most.
Maegan: It means everything to me. It is so important for me to be able to be here on campus with all my fellow Wildcats, and to be able to gain clinical exposure and experience while helping the community stay healthy and present.
Maegan: The entire ConvenientMD staff has been so amazing and have offered all of us undergraduate students such a valuable insight to the real world as health care professionals. They have taught us clinical skills, communication skills, and even application tips for those of us who want to attend PA and MD programs.