Audrey Hopwood, Health Communication Minor

Hopwoodphoto.jpg"I’m a double major in Biomedical Science and Medical Laboratory Science with a Health Communication Minor. I want to eventually get into Dental school. The reason I chose Health Communication as a minor is because it works nicely with my major. I feel like I have seen time and time again a healthcare provider will tell a patient something but the patient just nods and says 'okay,' not fully understanding what is going on. Working with patients, I need to be able to communicate effectively. I can help with explaining things better to patients because I know background on health literacy, as well as be able to help patients of color to not get discriminated against because of poor health communication amongst other healthcare providers. As a dentist I will be able to actively use these skills throughout my day."