Each time I walk into the Phoenixville Hospital for the Allied Health program, I have no idea what I will experience. Will I see a surgery, a birth or even a death? It’s a thrill that drives me to do my best and be there, ready to observe and learn every week. I’ve already been in areas such as respiratory, the Intensive Care Unit, and even the operating room.
Since I took my first step into the Allied Health Internship program, I’ve grown accustomed to scrubs, hand washing, sterile gloving, and using an astounding amount of medical terms. There’s a lot of work that goes into learning the material, but the instructor, Angela Clayton, makes it enjoyable. She is an amazing teacher (as well as a Registered Nurse) and knows how to teach the class the material while making us laugh at the same time.
Allied Health is a program that has been around since 1998. It allows seniors to observe different units in a hospital and learn useful information about the medical field. Students are given a medical terminology book that is used in some colleges. It includes information about anatomy, terms, abbreviations and diseases. Therefore, if you’re going to a school like Duquesne, you’ll already have prior knowledge and preparation before you enter the medical terminology course.