As you may have seen in our blog recently, summer is intern season at JOF. You’ve met our 2016 group of interns as well as the volunteer preceptors they shadow to learn more about possible career avenues in healthcare.
So this week it’s fitting that we introduce you to our fearless Intern Coordinator, Maggie Macy. Macy started with JOF three years ago as a student intern herself and we were so impressed with her we asked her to join our team to coordinate our program the very next summer.
Maggie is a nursing student in her last year at Sacramento State University, preparing to earn her BSN degree. She is interested in potentially working in orthopedics or oncology.
Much of Maggie’s work with our Summer Intern program is behind the scenes, from scheduling to matching interns and preceptors and giving interns their weekly assignments such as researching treatments for bone, muscle and joint disorders.
“Once a week we meet for a clinical conference. We have them talk about their week, and what they thought was good or bad. We also do a skills lab; this week they’ll be doing casting, last week we did auscultating (listening to) heart and lung sounds.”
As our intern program draws to a close for the summer next week, Maggie will elicit feedback from each of the interns on their experience so we can continue to improve the program in the coming years. She’ll also help us close the program with our first annual Intern Celebration event. And then she’s back to her studies so she can move closer to fulfilling her own career goals.
Please join us in thanking Maggie for another brilliant Summer Intern program. We couldn’t do it without her!