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Testimonials from Participants

CHSP Testimonials

The hands on experience definitely was a big plus for me. I was welcomed and made to feel like I was a part of the team.  My preceptor was very helpful in guiding me and explaining to me what I needed to know.  I am definitely grateful for this opportunity and grateful to have people around me that have been patient with me especially when I messed up over and over and that has encouraged me a lot.
Sharon Ayioka—2016

I had a wonderful experience at the clinic.  My experience has definitely confirmed my interest in pediatrics, but also introduced me to other possible interests. I was introduced to some wonderful people with such kind hearts. I loved the practice I was placed at so much. I was able to establish connections and open doors through this program that I would not have been able to on my own. I loved everything about my experience and will treasure it always.
Erin Barnhardt—2016

Becoming a physician assistant is my calling and I know it now more than ever. This internship has also shed light on areas of improvement such as learning medicine and how they interact with the body. Working full time at the clinic has really opened my eyes with my personal health, I didn’t know how blessed I am to have a healthy body. This internship has financial enabled me to work full time, and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget this experience!
Jared Chavis—2016

This internship has been both entertaining and informational. I have learned some basic patient care skills.  A clinical experience is like life; it is what you make of it. I choose to make mine enjoyable and educational. I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to acquire new skills. My clinical experience has been rewarding. I feel like the medical field is my calling. I believe I would be a great physician assistant. I am empathic and love learning about the human body.  This is my dream that I am determined to follow.
Tierra Chavis—2016

Working at the clinic is great it's an amazing opportunity to see first-hand what being in the medical field truly is. Following around the providers really sets in stone that this is for me, but not family medicine. I have to be doing something constantly, that’s just the way I am. My next goal would hopefully be able to go to the emergency room and follow the providers there and get a taste of some live action or I guess you could say trauma. In the spring I plan on taking the on-line course to become an emergency medical technician. Hopefully that experience will help me make my decision.
Kinston Cummings—2016

For many people it takes them all four years of college to really figure what they want to do for the rest of their life; not everyone gets a clear idea of how they want their future to play early on. This experience with CHSP has been one of the best in my life and I’m grateful that I was given the opportunity to do this. The internship has given me a clear view of what I would go through pursuing a career in physical therapy but most importantly has confirmed for me that this is what I want to pursue. My preceptor has shown me a lot of tools and trades for this profession that I plan on using when I finally get my degree and start working as a licensed PT.
Jamal Jefcoat—2016

My clinical experience was something that I will never forget. I enjoyed all of the employees, all the patients, and I learned so much from all of them. Because of this experience I learned certain techniques, I learned how to interact with patients, and most importantly it made me truly realize that I am meant to be a PT. It was an amazing way to see not only the small tasks of a PT but also how the whole clinic worked from employees to the patients. This clinical experience has been incredible and incomparable to any of my other clinical experiences.
Aliyah Lynch—2016

The most interesting thing that I have observed in shadowing various providers is that each has their own manner of interacting with the patients and their parents or guardians. Overall my experience as a CHSP intern has been engaging and enlightening. My favorite part was undoubtedly shadowing the providers and learning from them. This experience has solidified my desire to pursue a career in pediatric medicine and challenged me to work hard to achieve that goal.
Daniel Middleton—2016

I have learned so much over this short period of time and I am one hundred percent sure being a physician assistant is the perfect career choice for me. Watching the doctor diagnose and exam patients made me realize no other career would give me joy than being a Physician Assistant. Listening to their lifestyles and reading their charts, along with their vital signs inspired me to try to diagnose them myself. Having this hands-on experience has been worth the while and will be forever grateful to have gained such a significant insight to the medical field.
Janeva Moore—2016

My experience in the clinic was very educational and I acquired more information in the field than I originally thought I would obtain. This experience reassured my goals in pursuing to become an orthopedic surgeon. This summer has been beyond valuable in so many ways. My preceptor welcomed me into their environment with welcoming arms. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that wishes to pursue their dreams. This program allows students to examine health specialties and truly examine what it takes to become a health care professional.
Allison Savage—2016

The best part of the internship was the interaction with the young patients and seeing the extended knowledge and care of the staff. It definitely has motivated me to keep pushing forward in school. HCAP has helped direct me in the right direction since my senior year of high school. This experience offers students an opportunity to explore an area of medicine they think they are interested in as well as other areas. You learn what it is like to provide healthcare. After completing medical school, I know for sure this is where I want to practice. It is important to take advantages of opportunities such as this to make sure you are pursuing the right career and also to make connections with people who are able to help you and give you the inside scoop. 
Olivia Spaulding—2016

I have enjoyed my time working as a CHSP intern at the clinic.  I feel that this experience has given me a better understanding of the day-to-day work schedule of an optometrist.  I have realized that there are both pros and cons to this profession that I was not aware of before my CHSP internship.  This internship has been a valuable learning experience and it has not lessened my desire to become an optometrist. I am very grateful for this opportunity.
Travis Walters—2016