Making the Most of a Valuable Experience

JOF 2018 summer interns were enthusiastic and hard-working

 “Interning for the Jackson Orthopedic Foundation is a privilege.”
“[The preceptors] were all extremely enthusiastic about what they did and would answer any question in great detail.”
“I learned that I definitely want to go into a career in musculoskeletal health.”
—Comments from 2018 JOF summer interns

The 2018 cohort of 8 summer interns was an outstanding group. Each week, the students shadowed a clinical preceptor to learn about their work and the various treatments they employ in their practice. Each intern wrote an annotated essay describing what they learned. 
In addition, the students gathered weekly for a clinical conference at JOF’s offices. Presentations and discussion covered these areas:
orientation to JOF, with Kathleen Geier, DNP, and the Motion Analysis Research Center at Samuel Merritt University, with Dr. Stephen Hill, PhD;
functional anatomy of the hip and knee, conditions and treatment, with Kathy Geier;
musculoskeletal history and physical examination, with AJ Benham, DNP; 
how to read a spinal x-ray, with Peter Slabaugh, MD; and
fracture evaluation and treatment, with Kathy Geier, and splinting and other durable medical equipment (DME), prescription and use, with Jacob Geier, BSc, and Briana Felix, ERT. 
The final class project was an informational video or public service announcement (PSA). The shorts will be shown at JOF’s 20th anniversary benefit event on November 4.
Congratulations to all JOF 2018 summer interns!
Ty’Jah Banks, a biology major at UC Merced
Amaris Durst, taking prerequisite classes at Chabot Community College in preparation for nursing school
Bradley Filgas, majoring in biomedical engineering at San Jose State University
Emily Hotchkiss, a biological sciences major at Notre Dame de Namur University
Lauren Schwartz, a kinesiology major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Qihua “Nancy” Sun, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BS in chemical engineering
Amy Wang, majoring in biological sciences at Cal State University East Bay
Kenneth Zhou, a philosophy major at UC Berkeley


Offering an Immersion Experience in Healthcare

Our talented preceptors shared their knowledge with JOF interns 
During their six-week internship, JOF summer interns learned about healthcare career options by shadowing some of the finest clinicians in the Bay Area. The following professionals generously volunteered their time and expertise to help us fulfill JOF’s educational mission. We are indebted to all of them.
Melissa Allen, ANP/GNP, LifeLong Over 60 Health Center, Berkeley
AJ Benham, DNP, NP, Holy Names University
Trese Biagini, RN, MS ACNP-BC, Webster Orthopedics, San Ramon
Kathleen A. Geier, DNP, NP, Spherical Medical Group
Cindy Keane, FNP, Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Vallejo

Lucille B. Andersen, MD, Andersen Orthopedics, Pleasanton
Thomas Peatman, MD, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland
Kevin Roth, MD, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland
Joshua Richards, MD, MPH, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland
J. Theodore Schwartz, Jr., MD, Webster Surgery Center, San Ramon
Peter Slabaugh, MD, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland
Ross Talarico, DPM, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland

Physician Assistants
Samantha Camuso, PA-C, Webster Orthopedics, Dublin 
Shawn Lies, PA-C, Webster Orthopedics, Oakland

Physical Therapy
Matt Lee, DPT, Webster Wellness Center, Oakland
Angela Traverso, DPT, Spine & Sports Physical Therapy, Concord

Occupational Therapy
Liz Sakaldasis, MA, OTR/L, CHT, CAE, Webster Wellness Center, Oakland

Research Centers
Stephen W. Hill, PhD, Motion Analysis & Research Center, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland (pictured at above, left, with interns Bradley Filgas and Lauren Schwartz)
Thank you to our generous and talented preceptors!