Imagine that you were a patient who has slowly became blind over time. You are constantly in and out of the doctors office – you’ve seen every doctor imaginable and no one can figure out what is wrong. Dr. Foster is many peoples’ last hope. In fact, he has fully cured six people of complete blindness. I am lucky enough to work with Dr. Foster and all the other amazing doctors, nurses and support staff at Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) as a Medical and Research Assistant.
My Boston College education had gave me the skills I need to successfully tackle the internship I have ahead of me.
- My sophomore year I participated in The PULSE Program for Service Learning. I was placed at an all women’s substance abuse program called Women’s Hope at the Shattuck Hospital. Working at Women’s Hope I was able to gain experience with working with Medical Insurance Companies. I was also able to gain clinical patient care experience that will be extremely useful in my current internship.
- Also, the experience I gained in Biology Lab with Dr. Warner will help me in lab techniques and lab protocol.
With the knowledge I gained from my past internships and the education Boston College has provided me from biology and chemistry to philosophy and writing, I feel as though I will have an edge in the work force. Overall, I feel as though Boston College’s ideals for cultivating a well rounded individual with the focus on creating highly educated students that support the creation of diversity and a supportive community with equality for all has gave me all I need for a successful internship and future.
Written by Alyssa Montieth, BC Class of 2017