This month the Clinic says goodbye to two wonderful young professionals…Chelsea Crose and Max Klein. They are headed north to medical school, and they take with them important life lessons learned at CFC.
After volunteering for six months after college graduation, Chelsea Crose was hired as the Patient Coordinator who guides prospective patients through the Clinic’s qualifying and registration process. Chelsea credits her time at CFC with providing her “a more holistic perspective on healthcare and first-hand knowledge of how a clinic operates. I enjoy meeting a wide variety of patients when they first arrive and later knowing they have received the care they needed.” She loves the welcoming, personable nature of the people at CFC and knowing that she fills a real need here. Next? Chelsea is on her way to the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk.
Headed to New York City and the SUNY Downstate Medical School, Max has volunteered at the front desk of the Clinic for nearly a year. He came because he knew doctors who give their time at the clinic and thought it would be a good personal experience that would also serve the community. Without hesitation, Max states that the most important benefit of his CFC experience was learning “the impact and value of patient interaction. Employees and volunteers here make real connections with the patients; the patients leave the Clinic having actually enjoyed their time here, and they have received much more than treatment.”
Do you know young professionals like Chelsea and Max? The Clinic always needs bright volunteers and can provide some solid experience and unique perspective to others who see medical professions in their future.