Internships are a great way to gain real world experience while you are still in school. Working during school breaks have proven to give graduating college students an edge when finally looking to land a job. At Frederick Foot & Ankle we train our interns on the job to handle administrative tasks and most importantly for patient care. For the summer we have acquired three wonderful young ladies that have helped us in all aspects of the practice.
Our most seasoned intern is Vanessa. We are lucky to have Vanessa for the last two years during her winter and summer breaks from Stevenson University. Vanessa has recently been accepted into the Nursing program at Stevenson where she is also the Secretary of the International Student Association, Secretary for the National Student Nursing Association, and public relations manager for the Organization for Latin American Students. Vanessa proves to be an asset here with her vast medical knowledge and her language skills, being bi-lingual in Spanish and English. When not taking nursing classes or helping her co-workers at Frederick Foot & Ankle, Vanessa participates in medical missions to areas such as Ghana, Liberia, and Mongolia. We have no doubt that Vanessa will do well in her remaining year in school and in her future as a Nurse anesthesiologist.
Azeen started with Frederick Foot & Ankle this year and has been invaluable when assisting the medical staff in the office. Azeen is a rising sophomore at University of Maryland, and hopes to become a podiatrist in the future. During her high school and college career Azeen has been a dual athlete playing lacrosse and Volleyball. Azeen gives back to the community volunteering for local Frederick animal shelter, helping care for the canines. Being fluent in English and Farsi can be very helpful for our diverse patient population. She admits to having an eclectic taste in music and lists her favorite artists are Bob Marley and Nat King Cole. We hope that Azeen keeps us in mind after medical school.
Our youngest intern is Alexis. Alexis graduated from Urbana High School this past spring where she was a member of the Soccer team and the Asian Club secretary. In the fall Alexis will be a freshman at Frederick Community College/Radford University where she will be starting nursing classes. When not working Alexis enjoys traveling to El Salvador, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, to name a few location. Traveling has inspired Alexis to cook and one of her favorite dishes is Spaghetti. Alexis also speaks an impressive three languages that includes; Spanish, English, and Tagalog (Filipino). She hopes to become a pediatric nurse in New York City.
Leah is our dramatic intern, currently studying at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York where she is a rising sophomore. While in school she took place in The Crucible, takes voice lessons, and dance lessons. Leah spends her free time with her large family, she is one of eight children. She loves helping out in the Urbana community. Leah’s favorite shows include: How I Met Your Mother and The Office. At the young age of 12 Leah auditioned for a commercial and she fell in love. She aspires to be as versatile and convincing as Meryl Strepp. So far Leah has helped behind the scenes assisting with our electronic health record system and educating patients. Leah hopes to become a famous actress one day, we just want her to give us a shout out when she makes it!
If you’re interested in being an intern with us visit http://www.mynewfeet.com/careers.html and send us your resume!