WHS senior learns to have “patients” thanks to internship with Whitney Young Health

Written by Megan Polaro, WHS Senior and CEIP Communications Intern

The Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) continues to help students get closer to their future career goals.

High school senior picture of student standing outside school dressed in medical scrubs with hands folded and stethoscope looped around his neckand CEIP student, Zed Aken Dinoy, has an internship with the Whitney Young Health Center based in the Watervliet schools. Zed attends his internship once about every two weeks. He assists his mentor, Dr. Amanda Duff, the Director of Community Based Initiatives, with health center events at the school. He plans to use this learning experience in the future to advance his career as a nurse practitioner. Zed describes the internship as “very fun, the kids are nice and kind enough to listen to me.”

Zed’s advice for future students participating in CEIP is to “expect to have a lot of responsibilities and prepare to be overwhelmed. Don’t let stress get to you. Try to take enough breaks and maintain a good mood/personality in front of the patients.”