Category: Healthcare

Turning a diagnosis into a dream job

Junior nursing major Lauren Scheuer has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a child. Specifically, she has always wanted to work in the Hematology/Oncology unit at Nemours AIfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. “When I was 12, I was actually a patient at Nemours after being diagnosed with a blood disorder,” Scheuer ...

Nurturing a love of nutrition

Freshman nutrition and medical sciences major Samuel Kowalchick found a way to pass on his passion for all things nutrition. As a 4-H intern, he teaches underprivileged middle schoolers facts about food and how they can make better choices when it comes to diet and exercise.  “I was driven to take the position because of ...

Sharpening STEM skills at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Sophomore biological sciences major and neuroscience minor Jonte Desire says she is no stranger to taking risks. “I joined the swim team without knowing how to swim and started pole vaulting without giving it a second thought,” says Desire. “I’ve always put myself into copious situations where I knew I was bound to fail but ...

a row of tools used by a dentist (mirror, probes, drills)

#UDIntern: Job Shadowing Edition!

Where are you interning/did you intern? I had the incredible opportunity to Job Shadow a general dentist, Dr. Gwen Giannina.   What are/were your responsibilities as an intern? As an intern, my responsibilities were to take notes, observe, and learn from various dental procedures and processes. (i.e. root canals, fillings, crowns)  I was also responsible ...

#UDIntern: Savannah Animal Hospital

BY: JACKLYN RIND Where are you interning/ did you intern? Savannah Animal Hospital   What are/ were your responsibilities as an intern? I worked as a vet tech. I assisted doctors in the examination rooms with client’s pets and also performed vitals, ran lab tests (urine, blood, fecal, etc.), and helped administer medicine.   Describe a ...

#UDIntern: Christiana Hospital

BY: REETI PARIKH Where are you interning/did you intern? Christiana Care Hospital Emergency Department   What are/were your responsibilities as an intern? I was responsible for continuously ensuring that the Triage Center hallways were lined up with clean and dressed stretchers, and that the waiting room was stocked with coffee supplies. I was also relied on ...