Hands on Learning at Novacare Rehabilitation

Name: Kaylin Dong Year: Senior Major: Biological Sciences, Psychology CFS Class: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Novacare Rehabilitation My internship at Novacare Rehabilitation has been very rewarding and I have learned so much. Novacare Rehabilitation is a physical therapy (PT) office in downtown Chicago that treats patients of all ages and injuries. PT focuses on getting people back to…

Planning for Change in Evanston

Name: Tracy Year: Senior Major: Biological Sciences Minor: Global Health Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Evanston Health and Human Services This quarter, I am interning at Evanston Department of Health & Human Services. Every five years, Evanston receives a grant for their proposed plan to carry out change during this time period. This is termed the EPLAN,…

Addressing the Medical Needs of Refugees on the Path to Becoming a Physician

Name: Stacy Year: Senior Major(s): Biological Sciences Minor(s): Asian American Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Heartland Human Care Services, Inc. Throughout my time at Northwestern, many of my friends have recommended CFS to me; it wasn’t until my penultimate quarter at Northwestern that I was able to participate. This quarter I am interning at a refugee and…

Yue Wen at Cures Within Reach

Name: Yue Wen Year: Senior Major(s): Biological Sciences Minor(s): Global Health & Chemistry CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Musings from the Coffee Corner When I began my CFS internship search, I was looking to somehow integrate all my academic backgrounds and tie in my future career plans. Being a global health minor, I knew that…

Melissa Gains Experience in the Healthcare Industry

Name: Melissa Year: Senior Major(s): Biological Sciences CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health This quarter was my first time participating in Chicago Field Studies and it has been an incredibly rewarding journey. I was nervous about finding an internship that would match my interests, but my CFS advisor was with me through each step…

Eric on His Influential Healthcare Experience

Name: Eric Year: Senior Major(s): Biology CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health My quarter at CFS thus far has been an amazing experience. To start, my internship at a physical rehabilitation center has given me profound insight into what it means to provide great patient care and customer service in a medical setting. This…

Alexis Furthers Her Experience in Healthcare

Name: Alexis Year: Senior Major(s): Neuroscience CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health CFS allows you the chance to participate in an internship, discuss your experiences with your classmates, and learn about the internship experiences of your classmates, which is an incredibly unique opportunity in itself. Not only is the structure of the organization unique…

Eric Gains Real-World Medical Experience

Name: Eric Year: Junior Major(s): Biology Minor(s): History CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health I am so glad that I have found an internship that I love through Chicago Field Studies. As a premedical student, I wanted to get more direct exposure to healthcare and understand what makes for a good healthcare provider-patient interaction….

Linking Business and Medicine

Name: Lisa Year: Junior Major(s): Biology, Economics Minor(s): Global Health CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health In the winter quarter of my sophomore year, I decided to drop the pre-med track and add on an economics major. Many people questioned what I plan to do with a biology and economics major when they are…

Kylia Enjoys Her Time at the Chicago History Museum

Name: Kylia Year: Senior Major: Biology CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities I have really enjoyed my Chicago Field Studies experience at the Chicago History Museum this quarter. It has allowed me to explore a field that I didn’t know very much about before. As a curatorial intern, I have been assisting in the…

Sven at Mercy Hospital: Combining Medicine and Technology

Name: Sven Year: Senior Major: Biological Sciences CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health This spring quarter, I have been working as an intern at the Mercy Hospital in South Side Chicago. I’ve learned a lot about the integration of technology with medical practice. My current project is to compose a directory of phone apps…

Jasmine Teaches Literacy at Heartland Alliance

Name: Jasmine Year: Senior Major: Biological Sciences CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health My internship with the English Language Training team at Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services has been an incredibly meaningful experience. As a non-profit organization that helps refugees adjust to new and challenging circumstances, Heartland has provided me with the…