"As the new U of MN Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator, I am looking forward to learning about current and future MRC members and their unique skills, as well as sharing information and experiences that will continue to make the U of MN MRC one of the best around!"
"I love working alongside others who are passionate about public health."
"The feeling was energizing to be part of the effort to combat COVID-19 and be part of history in the making!"
"The week I received the email about the Multi-Agency Resource Center Deployment for the victims of the Drake Hotel fire, I knew I had a chance to do something meaningful."
"I joined the MRC to be part of something bigger than myself, and to learn about how agencies rapidly and efficiently mobilize and create processes to help respond to varied public health needs."
"I have always enjoyed helping people and wanted to be an asset in the case of a public health emergency."
"As someone who really benefited as a part of the larger community, I really wanted to take an opportunity to learn and respond to various medical emergencies and needs that our communities always seem to be in need of."
"I have participated in many MRC activities, all of which have been practical & informative in nature including CPR, First Aid, Active Threat training, and mass dispensing/vaccination drills."
"I joined the Medical Reserve Corps because I am conducting research that deals with the development of drugs as bioterrorism countermeasures, but wanted to find a way to directly serve my community in the event of a public health emergency."
"The MRC combines my love for helping others and health care. It's been really beneficial to connect with other health care professionals who are passionate about helping in emergencies and who love public health."
"I personally joined because of my experience with emergencies in the US and abroad."
"I see the MRC as a unique opportunity for someone without medical specialization (or much spare time) to provide support preparing for, and carrying out, activities when my community needs it the most."
"I believe public health preparedness is so important and this gave me a chance to be a part of those efforts."
"Having studied public health in graduate school, I am passionate about the value of preparation in ensuring our communities are safe and continue to thrive."
"Most importantly, it’s gratifying to work with people that really care about what they do, are extremely competent, and pitch in to help others whenever needed."
"The experiences and hands-on education I have received from the Medical Reserve Corps are truly unmatched by any other organization at the U of MN."
"I have enjoyed working with other pharmacists to find a way to serve communities affected by public health emergencies."
"Being a member of the MRC allows me the opportunity to be ready and able to respond to serve our communities, if needed. I joined the MRC in 2012 and serve as a member on the N-95 Strike Team."