Hospital Internship Makes for Valuable Experience

Summer to Remember
Posted on 07/31/2019
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Over the last seven years as an Akron Children’s Hospital patient, Destiny Perryman, who has Type 1 diabetes, got to know the sixth-floor endocrinology office well. She knows it even better after the last eight weeks. The 17-year-old, who will be a senior at North High School, spent her summer at the front desk of her own doctor’s office, filing paperwork, cleaning exam rooms and calling patients to remind them of appointments. “I always wanted to see the other side of the doctor’s office,” she said. An eight-week internship gave her that opportunity. The program is a partnership between the hospital and Akron Public Schools’ North High. Akron Children’s, which was the first business to partner with the high school’s career academy, hired eight students this summer for internships to earn money and work experience in the health care field. Read more here >>.

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