Department of Orthopaedics

Internship Testimonial from Isabella

2019 Orthopaedic Summer Scholars
As a pre-med student, what I learned from the Emory Orthopaedics Summer Scholars Program has deepened my passion for pursuing medicine and serving my community. I can confidently say that after participating in this internship, my confidence in pursuing a future career in Orthopaedics has increased significantly. Emory Orthopaedics excels in patient-centered care, education, and discovery. Throughout my experience working with patients in clinic alongside various Orthopaedic physicians, I learned a lot about how to communicate with patients from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I gained a plethora of knowledge regarding bedside manner, caring for patients, and musculoskeletal anatomy. Prior to this experience, I had only shadowed a few physicians in the past and was never allowed to scrub into a case. During this internship, every week I was able to witness a variety of Orthopaedic surgeries and it opened my eyes to the vast amount of Orthopaedic subspecialties available. Every day, I was excited to work with the Emory team and felt welcomed by the attending physicians and residents. The Emory Department of Orthopaedics truly facilitates an environment in which minority students, like myself, can thrive and be the change they wish to see in the world of medicine. Because of Emory, I feel empowered to pursue my dreams of becoming an Orthopaedic surgeon. I highly recommend this internship program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in medicine, whether that be in a surgical specialty or not. The internship has catapulted me forward in achieving my medical aspirations, and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity.

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