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Emilie Sucich

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Active Wellness Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
Company/Organization website: http://www.activewellnessonline.com
Destination: Johnston, Ia
Timeframe: Spring 2018

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My internship responsibilities included patient check in/out, patient scheduling, assissting doctors with ART, assissting doctors with Grastin Technique, cleaning duties after each patient to prepare treatment rooms for next appointment, cleaning duties at the end of each night to prepare the office for the next day, updating and organizing patient files, and more

I accomplished...
One of my greatest accomplishments as an intern was helping to develop and establish a new procedure to get patients checked out and increase the number of patients that reschedule and keep appointment numbers up.

I learned...
Although I have always known the importance of people skills in any field, I have really been able to drastically improve my people skills through patient interaction.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to take full advantage of the opportunities that come with your internship. Do what you can to get involved with every aspect of the company you are with and not just the stuff that is directly related to your major. Even if you want to be a PT or OT, make sure to expose yourself to the business/marketing side of the job as well.

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