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hailey mclean

Hailey McLean

I majored in Health, Society & Policy with a minor in Sociology. Throughout my undergraduate education I had the oppurtunity to pursue a lot of different volunteering experiences. I was involved with Connect2Heath which allowed me to work with individuals experiencing homelessness at 4th St. Clinic. I also had the oppurtunity to tutor refugee students in South Salt Lake through a refugee center called Hser Ner Moo. I was able to participate in an intensive intervention for individuals with high utilization of health care; with a group of interdisciplinary students. We worked with an indivudal to increase their health literacy and confidence in making health decisions.

In addition to all of the extracurricular activities I participted in, I studied a wide variety of topics through the Health, Society & Policy major. I chose the major because of the diversity of classes I could take; I studied philosophy, economics, sociology, policy, biology, and more. Additionally, throughout my undergrad, I was a member of the Honors College, and as part of that I was able to do research under the guidance of a faculty mentor from the College of Nursing. My research looked at the geographical locations of healthcare encounters of formerly homeless individuals living in Salt Lake; this was a great oppurtunity to improve my research and writing skills as well as learn how to work with established professionals.

The Health, Society & Policy degree has helped me cultivate a well rounded perspective on human health, prepared me to be a better doctor, and a better and more informed citizen. I am very grateful I chose this major because it has allowed me to have a balance between interesting course work and exciting real life experiences. 

Last Updated: 3/31/21