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Myrna Torresdey, MPH

Myrna Torresdey, MPH

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Through my internship, I learned about the importance of being mission-driven and passionate with the career you choose. This has become one of the most important things to keep in mind as I develop as a professional. I continue to love and believe in what I do.

Education

  • University of California, San Diego, BS, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • San Diego State University, MPH, Health Services Administration

 

Current Employment

  • Director of Patient Centered Care & Practice Transformation at San Ysidro Health Center

 

Top enjoyment of HCC

  • Learned about careers in public health and the opportunities available
  • Built relationships with talented HCC staff and participants
  • Involvement with program through mentoring new interns

 

Long term benefits of HCC

  • Positive impact in my personal and professional life
  • Professional growth opportunities through the network
  • Intern site continues to be place of employment

 

Lessons learned applied in present

Through my internship, I learned about the importance of being mission-driven and passionate with the career you choose.  This has become one of the most important things to keep in mind as I develop as a professional.  I continue to love and believe in what I do.

 

Top 3 benefits of hosting HCC interns

  1. Diverse pool of talented individuals that genuinely care about the organization and work that is done
  2. Potential employees for the future.
  3. New and innovative projects will develop as a result of young and fresh minds.

 

HCC – A worthwhile investment? 

“Yes, definitely! HCC started my path to a successful career.  Had it not been for my internship, it would have been a lot more difficult to explore a healthcare career in a clinic as I was unaware that such entities existed.  In addition, through the HCC network, I applied to an international program to do health-related research in South Africa.  This was a phenomenal experience that changed my view on health forever.”