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Dana Jacobsen

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Physiotherapy Associates
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Title: Clinic Intern
Destination: Ankeny
Timeframe: Jan 2016- - April 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
During this internship, I was responsible for supervising patient exercises, assisting clinicians with electrical stimulation and ultrasound. I also helped the front office with auditing charts and doing paperwork.

I accomplished...
Started a personal network with professionals who can act as references and help me in my future career.

I will never forget...
I was at liberty to work with any patients I wanted, but there were two patients who were having rough recoveries, so I tried to assist on as many of their visits as I could. Both patients have to go back into surgery and have expressed their gratitude to me for spending time with them and making their visits more bearable with conversation.

Advice for others...
Don't be afraid to ask questions to clinicians and patients. Get all the experience that you can with each clinician and get to know their different styles.

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