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Testimonials from Participants

CHSP Testimonials

My clinical experience at clinic was absolutely phenomenal. For six weeks I followed doctor around watching his interactions with his patients and typical procedures. Being that it was my first look at the day-to-day life of a general dentist, I was nervous about how I would perceive it. Needless to say, I loved it. I am more certain now than ever, that dentistry is what I want to do.

Aseel Abumohsen—2017

Overall, I am really enjoying my summer at the clinic with the doctor, and I have learned things about nephrology, in the last place that I thought I would learn about it from. Walking into the clinic on my first day I was skeptical about this internship, but now that I have gone through it, I am glad that I decided to go ahead and trust Ms. Natalya, and the fact that everything happens for a reason, because this is not the outcome that I thought I would get when I began.

Yara Abumohsen—2017

My experience in the CHSP to has been nothing short of amazing. I have enjoyed every second of working under the therapists at the clinic. The therapists really know what they are doing and they genuinely care about the patient’s progress. I have learned so much from these therapists, all of which I will use when I become a Physical Therapist myself. Everything about my experience was amazing, there was not anything about it that was my least favorite.

Travis Bowen—2017

This program has been immensely helpful to me in finalizing the decision of my choice of career. During the course of this clinical internship, I have shadowed phlebotomists, nursing assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians’ assistants, family nurse practitioners, and other various health professionals. I have enjoyed shadowing at the clinics and it has increased my desire to work in the medical field.

Hannah Bullard—2017

My clinical experience at clinic has been great. I got a lot of hands on experience and I have seen a lot of different cases. The clinic is small and therefore all the workers do a little bit of everything, such as answering phone calls, holding the animals during examination, carrying  animals to the back, putting medicine together, cleaning cages and various other chores. Upon completion of this internship I cannot say for sure this is the career I want to pursue. I feel that the laboratory aspect of veterinary medicine will better suit me.

Marianna Coppola—2017

Once we had a delivery and no doctor or midwife was present, so we students and the nurses delivered the baby with absolutely no complications of delivery, that was the moment I knew I could see myself retiring from that line of work. I don’t believe any other job could be so rewarding, and I know nothing could make me happier. I’m so very grateful for such an awesome opportunity.

Shannon Hunt—2017

My time at the oral surgeon has been very eye opening. I have been fortunate enough to watch the doctor during different procedures.  I learned a whole lot throughout this process, this experience was very life-changing and it has made me more eager to do everything in my power to fulfill the goal of becoming a future Periodontist.

Georgian Kailondo—2017

The CHSP is a great opportunity I would want everyone looking to work in a healthcare field to experience. Working alongside the doctors and healthcare staff was eye opening for me and it made me want to pursue my goals that much more. A plus of working here at the hospital was that I was able to wear a white coat as well, I had an ID badge that had access to multiple floors, and I was able to see how the hospital works from the inside. The best of all was that I was able to learn and get a first-hand experience of what it would be like to be a doctor.

Jullienne Lim—2017

This internship was an excellent way to build important connections that are invaluable in developing and maintaining a strong professional network for the future. This internship provided an excellent experience in my opinion. It will benefit others who are looking to explore a particular field of interest of to gain better knowledge not only in one particular field but in an array of areas that connect with their personal interest.

Nicolette Locklear—2017

My experience as a patient helped me go into the CHSP Internship through UNC Pembroke with some knowledge of what physical therapists do and how they act towards their patients. I expected the relationships between the therapists and patients to be cordial because most patients go 2-3 days a week. Physical Therapists encounter all types of personalities therefore adaptation is essential to communication and treatment.

Spencer Ray—2017

My CHSP experience has been nothing short of amazing. It has confirmed my decision to practice medicine; however, it has made me question whether pediatrics is for me. Through this internship, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of this unique specialty.  Although it hasn’t confirmed my decisions on which area of medicine to specialize in, it has confirmed the thought of me practicing medicine. I am extremely grateful for everything that I’ve learned throughout this program and will cherish this experience throughout the rest of my academic and professional endeavors.

Justin Scott—2017

My clinic internship has been a remarkable experience. From the countless opportunities, I was presented with to the wonderful staff I worked with, there was never a dull moment at the office. I knew from the moment that I walked in and was greeted by staff that I had found a place that was not only welcoming, but a place that I wanted to be a part of. Through this internship I have met numerous people in my field of interests and have made connections that will last me throughout my professional career.

Nicole Wyatt—2017