Each semester Adelphi students take advantage of myriad partnerships the University fosters with outside agencies to consistently offer the best in medical-related internships, learning opportunities and job prospects.
On campus, students are looking forward to Adelphi’s new Nexus Building and Welcome Center, to be completed in August 2015. It will house the College of Nursing and Public Health and Center for Health Innovation, meaning those interested in the medical field will soon have direct access to at least 10 state-of-the-art simulator examination rooms, including an intensive care, a delivery room and a home-care lab.
Our off-campus partnerships continue to grow, showcasing our commitment to developing leaders in the field of healthcare while students continue to gain internships that earn them on-the-job experience within every facet of the medical field.
The following are just a few of the most prominent collaborations:
The North Shore-LIJ Health System can be found all around the Adelphi campus:
“Through our numerous collaborations, we’ve discovered that Adelphi and North Shore-LIJ have overlapping missions, with both of our institutions committed to excellence, compassion and the education of current and future generations of healthcare professionals,” said Thomas Ward, Jr., executive director for the Center for Career Development.
In their most recent round of placements, North Shore-LIJ accepted four Adelphi interns to their internal communications department and Office of Military Veterans’ Liaison Services. They also hired a previous Community Fellows Program intern, Kathryn Graves ’14, who starts this month.
The Center for Career Development and the University’s School of Social Work has worked with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockville Centre via on-campus recruitment, the Community Fellows Program and internship opportunities.
Five students in the past year alone have spent time interning at Regina Residence, which provides a structured living environment for pregnant or parenting young women and their children. The volunteer program sets our students up as role models from the community to help encourage these young mothers in their development as workers and parents with positive suggestion and companionship.
Other students find themselves interning in the Diocese’s senior centers in Massapequa Park and Franklin Square where they interact with seniors to help them remain connected with the community.
Kimberly Foschi, M.S.W. ’14, was recently hired on by Catholic Charities as a disaster case relief manager.
School of Social Work students continue to complete fieldwork at the Northport VA Medical Center, where they provide many important functions to help patients currently admitted there.
Students have been placed as patient companions, escorts and ambassadors.