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  • Athena Alvarado stands beside shelves of medical scrubs.

Alumna creates scrub closet for speech-language pathology grad college students

Tucked away within the graduate lounge of the Division of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Research at Fresno State is the speech-language pathology medical scrub closet. Behind the doorways of 1 cupboard are about 100 brightly coloured scrubs of all sizes, manufacturers and supplies. These had been collected by Fresno State alumna Athena Alvarado, whose lived experiences impressed her to offer again.

Throughout my medical externship whereas within the speech-language pathology graduate program, I had three kids and needed to cease working to attend my externships full-time,” mentioned Alvarado, a speech-language pathologist working at a talented nursing facility operated by Jericho Care Group. “So buying scrubs was a big expense.”

Now, 11 years into her profession as a speech-language pathologist , Alvarado has labored intently with lots of of graduate college students as a medical supervisor. She mentioned she is aware of firsthand the prices graduate college students face when buying new scrubs, which may value upwards of $200 or extra for a number of pairs.

As a part of the two-year graduate program, college students are required to finish 5 semesters of medical practicum, which incorporates medical externships of their last two semesters. These externships are unpaid and often happen 4 to 5 days per week, on prime of lessons three days per week.

Motivated to make a distinction, Alvarado started accumulating the scrubs in early 2024 with only a easy flier asking for donations of latest or gently used scrubs. She posted fliers in medical facilities and distributed them to coworkers and mates within the career. What began out as a small effort by phrase of mouth blossomed into one thing greater because the speech-language pathology and native well being care group got here collectively to indicate their assist. Inside just some weeks, she collected 100 new and gently used scrubs.

“Some medical placements require scrubs to be worn as a part of their uniform,” Alvarado mentioned. “These college students are of their final yr of a protracted, strenuous journey by means of the grasp’s diploma program. By offering entry to free scrubs, our closet shall be lowering boundaries and setting college students up for achievement as they end a vital a part of their program.”

Alvarado and Sabrina Nii, the director of the Fresno State-Scottish Ceremony Speech and Language Clinic on campus, held the primary scrub popup in January  – a number of weeks earlier than graduate speech-language pathology college students had been set to start their medical externships.

Leilani Natividad, who graduated in Might together with her grasp’s diploma in speech-language pathology, was among the many first to learn from the scrub closet.

“Graduate college is a aggravating time, not solely due to the tutorial rigor of this system, but in addition the monetary calls for it requires with sudden bills like buying acceptable clothes for our internship settings,” Natividad mentioned. “That is why I tremendously appreciated Athena and everybody who donated their scrubs, because it alleviated just a little bit of economic stress from me. The scrub closet is an incredible initiative that may profit so many college students.” 

Popups shall be hosted firstly of the autumn and spring semesters, in addition to in the summertime, the place graduate speech-language pathology college students are in a position to select 4 pairs of medical scrubs every. Nonetheless, the scrub closet is obtainable all year long for individuals who want it. The subsequent popup shall be in August. 

For extra data, or to donate to the scrub closet, contact Sabrina Nii at sanii@csufresno.edu or Athena Alvarado at athenaalva19@gmail.com.

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