by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer
First-year Cedarville professional pharmacy student MeiLing Norfolk has been awarded an internship at the Mayo Clinic’s main campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Only eight inpatient internships are awarded each summer.
Norfolk, from Almond, New York, will work alongside staff in the emergency department and central inpatient pharmacy. She will also rotate through various clinical specialties to gain experience in each area. Norfolk will conclude her internship with a professional presentation to hospital residents and staff.
“I think the part I’m most excited about is getting to experience how the Mayo Clinic is different from other health systems,” said Norfolk. “They have a huge legacy, and I want to see how things like innovation are incorporated into patient care. I’m also really excited about the mini-rotations, because I think they’ll open my eyes to the different opportunities in pharmacy.”
“Summer internships, such as MeiLing’s at the Mayo Clinic, develop a passion in our students for what they can do to serve patients as pharmacists and provide them with competitive skill sets as they pursue postgraduate positions and training, such as residencies,” said Dr. Aleda Chen, assistant dean of the school of pharmacy. “I’m excited to see our students achieve internships in a variety of health care systems that can challenge them and help achieve their goals.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.