Every semester (for about 11 years) Euclid Chiropractic sponsors interns through Upland High School’s externship program.
On average, these interns are seniors who have done well in pre-med classes, and have a post-high school focus on a medical career.
Because these specific students have put their head down in books to do well in their classes, sometime they have not developed their social skills.
The first few days our interns have been uncomfortable in the past. They are quiet and do not ask questions. I work to break them of this.
I have them shadow me with patients, have them answer the phones and for independently developing x-rays. I want our interns to become more balanced.
When ready we start having interns work independently with patients with doing therapies and transferring patients to different rooms at a fast pace.
The Result: a person who has better confidence; work independently with patients, sound happy on the phone and smile more.
Who wouldn’t want this?
When watching Sarafin’s story, listen for her personality change that also affected her at school, etc.
Here is another intern’s story. Another great turn around: