Sydney Eddleman shares about her Summer 2021 externship experience:
“I became familiar with Monette Manor when I asked to be placed closer to my hometown. Monette Manor is a skilled nursing facility in Monette Arkansas. On a typical day, I worked with 6-9 residents, alongside physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, dietary personal, and client’s families. I evaluated and treated client’s with swallowing problems, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and cognitive impairments. I got to know most of the residents and enjoyed visiting and checking on them during the day. My previous offsite clinical placement in undergraduate prepared me for this experience because I got to work alongside a number of different professionals. It is so much different than school and projects you do with other students. Getting to work with and learn from professionals that love their field as much as you do was encouraging and rewarding. I learned so much from my supervisor at Monette Manor that I will be able to apply to my classes and future career.”
Thank you for sharing, Sydney!