The Medical Station is pleased to welcome two summer administrative interns to our growing clinic team. We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our part-time spring administrative intern. Supporting interns is an important part of The Medical Station’s mission – not only do we recognize the professional and experiential benefits for students, but we know that our clinic and patients also benefit as a result. On today’s blog we highlight the importance of interns here at The Medical Station.
What Does an Intern at The Medical Station Do?
Interns at The Medical Station are involved solely in administrative and operational aspects of the clinic – under no circumstances will they be providing medical care. The specific projects that an intern will be involved in depends on the student’s interests, experience, and expertise, as well as the current needs of The Medical Station. This summer you may see an intern up front at reception, you may read some of their blogs, or you may be participating in a clinic program they helped develop.
The Value of an Intern
Interns and internship programs can be an extremely important and impactful for an organization, as well as the interns and the larger community. Some of the key benefits include:
- Mentorship opportunities for our staff
- Professional development and work experience in the healthcare field for interns
- New and innovative perspectives and ideas
- Further engagement with our community
- Increased productivity
- Diversified team
Introducing Our Administrative Interns
The Medical Station believes that interns present a profound opportunity for shared learning and development. So without further ado, we would like to introduce our three administrative interns.
Logan Midroni, The Medical Station’s first ever intern, has authored a number of The Medical Station blog posts from the past several months. Logan is a graduating student at North Toronto Collegiate Institute, and will be furthering his studies in the fall at Queen’s University under the Bachelor of Science Honours program. While his internship at The Medical Station is ending, he will be keeping busy this summer as a City of Toronto swim instructor as well as a research volunteer at SickKids hospital. He hopes to return to the medical field in a professional role sometime in the future. Until then, his interest in comedic works, strong-narrative TV programming, and running keep him occupied. He would like to give acknowledgement to Julie Kim for all the inspiration and motivation she provides.
Leah Girvitz is in her second year at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she is studying English with a minor in creative writing. Leah enjoys new experiences, helping people, and using her ambitions as a writer to inform and inspire others. She aspires to eventually practice law. When Leah is not working, she enjoys playing the cello, skiing, and spending time with friends. Leah is looking forward to being back in Toronto for the summer and is excited to be part of The Medical Station team as an intern.
Hailey Adler was born and raised in Toronto and has recently graduated from the University of Guelph, where she majored in Biomedical Sciences. Hailey is excited to continue her educational journey in the fall, when she will be entering a Master’s of Science in Anatomical Sciences at Queen’s University. Hailey’s aspiration is to attend medical school after obtaining her Master’s degree. While her ambitions are focused on medicine, Hailey has a number of other passions including nutrition, dance and teaching. Prior to her internship at The Medical Station, Hailey will be working in a cancer research laboratory at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, trying to find new treatments for Uterine Leiomyosarcoma, a specific uterine cancer. Hailey is excited to be interning at the Medical Station and looks forward to expanding her knowledge about the medical field and getting to work with such a diverse, interprofessional team.