Jessie Yeung Cheuk Sze: GX’s humanitarian work is very diverse, ranging from local elderly home visits to overseas vector-borne disease programs and cataract elimination programs.
Jessie Yeung, a third-year medical student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been actively participating in volunteer work since she was studying in high school. She joined an outreach program which entailed visiting the elderly in elderly homes to perform body checks and chat with them regarding their backgrounds, lifestyles and healthcare knowledge.
After starting at CUHK, she became more interested in volunteering since it allowed her to apply what she have learnt into hands-on practical work that can help people in need. Thus, she took part in different programme such as eye care program that provides free eye care services to children. Jessie reached out GX proactively to seek an internship due to her passion for humanitarian work.
“Unlike other counterparts in general, GX’s humanitarian work is very diverse, ranging from local elderly home visits to overseas vector-borne disease programs and cataract elimination programs. The wide varieties of projects allow me to gain more insights into how humanitarian work of different natures have to be planned and implemented with expertise from various fields, which would be an important stepping stone for me to pursue my ambition in the humanitarian medicine field in future.”
Jessie would love to work in a field related to humanitarian assistance. “Humanitarian medicine allows me to utilise my learnings from medical schools that can directly benefit those in are in direst need of help, which would undoubtedly be fulfilling to see and achieve.”