We’re so excited to introduce our February Scrub Superstar, Libby! Libby is from Pembroke Pines, Florida. She went to Boston University for undergrad and studied Neuroscience, then continued on to Barry University in South Florida for her Masters in Biomedical Sciences. Now she is currently studying at Nova Southeastern University for her DMD. Dentistry was always her goal and we’re proud to showcase our first student Scrub Superstar! Read more about her and her career path below.
What is your current position?
Currently, I am a 3rd-year student in the NSU Dental program. I am a part of the American Student Dental Association and hold the Lunch and Learn Chair position. I organize programs and lunches for different dental vendors to come in and speak to the students. I am also the VP of Alpha Omega, which is an international dental fraternity.
Why did you choose to go to school for this particular career?
Growing up, I loved going to the dentist. Very strange, I know. I actually initially wanted to be a hygienist. But my mom guided me to grow further and become a doctor – so that’s the direction I went in.
What do you love about your career?
I think what I love most about this field is helping the patients to be more confident and giving them the smile they always wanted. There is so much depth that goes into dentistry. It is both science and an art combined.
What is one of your favorite on-the-job memories?
I would say going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with the NSU Mission Club. We provided dental services for the under-served community there for one week, each day at a different site. They were all so appreciative. There were huge lines of people waiting just so they could be relieved of tooth pain. This trip really helped me grow as a person. Just to see how much need there is in the world, it was very emotional.
What is your favorite snack to keep your energy up?
I usually go towards coffee because it is quick and easy. But if I choose a snack, I would say an energy bar or a banana.
What do you do to relax after classes?
After school, I like to relieve stress by going to a boxing gym. I also love going to the movies and hanging out with family to get away from the stress of school. This is my 8th year of school post grade school. I am very involved in the clubs I mentioned and we host events on the weekend. My fraternity Alpha Omega does an Oral Cancer 5K walk every year and I take great pride being involved in that. All money raised goes towards a patient in need of funds for their treatment.
Finally, what feature is most important to you while choosing your scrubs?
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We’ve compiled a list of our favorite memes for a variety of healthcare professions that are hilarious and relatable. This list will get you through the week and as they say, laughter is the best medicine! So sit back and enjoy the giggles. If your profession isn’t listed below, leave us a comment below on other professions you’d like to see!
2. Nurse Assistant
7. Dental Hygenist
9. Vet Tech
11. Occupational Therapists
14. Nursing School
15. Medical School
We are so pleased to partner with Action for Healthy Kids for another year to help them take action against childhood obesity, undernourishment, and physical inactivity.
According to our partner, Action for Healthy Kids, about 1 in 6 people in the United States face hunger issues and about 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts young people at risk for a number of health issues and is the number one health concern among parents in the U.S. topping both drug abuse and smoking.
These statistics are staggering!
2014 was the first year we partnered with Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), an amazing organization that helps provide support and options for children to live healthier lifestyles and fights against childhood undernourishment and physical inactivity. Fast forward to 2017, we couldn’t be happier to support the movements and efforts that Action for Healthy Kids takes part in every day to ensure every kid is healthy, active, and ready to learn.
We’ve donated more than $5,300 to the organization by creating awareness scrub tops designed by us to help support their mission. We will donate $1 from the sale of each “Create A World” print scrub tops below to Action for Healthy Kids.
Founded in 2002 by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. Action for Healthy Kids works towards their mission to mobilize school professionals, families, and communities to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive. Their work provides resources to help schools implement health and wellness programs that teach kids how to lead healthy lives and stay well nourished. In 2013, AFHK programs impacted more than 29,000 schools and communities, reaching more than 12.9 million children.
For more information about this great organization, please visit their website. For more information on our charity partnerships visit, UA Gives Back and make sure to shop our awareness and charity prints here.