Cover Letter for Emory Healthcare Internship Program

Addison Frank

3/07/2016

Mr K–
Emory Healthcare

Dear Mr. K–:

My name is Addison Frank. I am a first year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I would like to apply for the Emory Healthcare Hospital Summer Internship Program for the summer of 2016. I am a pre-medical student majoring in Psychology and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry. With my background and healthcare interests, I believe I would be a strong candidate for this program.

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to work in the medical field, specifically as a physician. I have gone through several internships and volunteer opportunities that have helped shape this desire. I began by volunteering with the VolunTeen program at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and working in the Emergency Department and the pharmacy in 2013. From there, I applied for the Future Healthcare Professionals Program at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta for the 2013-2014 school year and was accepted. Through this program, I was exposed to many different careers in the healthcare field ranging from prosthetics to emergency medicine.

This opportunity opened my eyes to possible career paths for me that led to finding several internships. I interned with Dr. Bahig Shehata, a pediatric pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston and a professor at Emory University School of Medicine beginning in the summer of 2013. Through working with him, I was able to work in a lab setting and do research on pediatric cancers. I was also able to shadow a Dr. Bess Schoen, a pediatric gastroenterologist, and sit in on a surgery performing a small/large bowel resection. I have continued to intern with him every summer. I also interned with Dr. Laura Bleekrode at Alpharetta Pediatrics for two weeks in a summer internship program with my high school. Interning with her allowed me to observe the day-to-day life working in a pediatrician’s office. This internship made me realize that I wanted a hospital environment for my future career rather than a pediatric office.

Now as an undergraduate student, I am a part of Operation Smile, a club motivated towards raising money for clef palate and cleft lip surgeries in third world countries, and Global Medical Training, a club motivated towards educating students on medical careers through mission work. My spring break of 2016 I am going on a GMT mission trip to Granada, Nicaragua to work in clinics diagnosing people. My specific interest for healthcare now is towards pediatrics in a hospital setting, particularly OBGYN. I will be volunteering in a gynecologist office this summer at Northside Hospital.

For this specific position, I feel that I would be able to flourish as a pre-medical student. The project-based work that is part of this internship would teach me a lot about leadership, hospital operations at Emory, and grow my interest in health care. Because this internship is project-based, my background as head editor of my high school yearbook will help me handle the work and excel in working on projects. Through being an editor, I learned skills about organization, leadership, deadlines, delegating responsibilities, and creativity.

I hope you will consider me as an intern for this healthcare internship program because I feel that I, as an applicant, have a lot to offer to this this internship, and this program would offer a lot to me in terms of furthering my path towards being in the medical field.

Sincerely,

Addison Frank
Psychology B.S.|Anthropology B.A.|Chemistry Minor

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