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Summer 2012 Internship Named in Honor of John A. Springer '53

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 “I am very grateful to the Rockefeller Center for providing me with this summer opportunity. As a John A. Springer ’53 Intern I had the financial resource to pursue this unpaid internship that provided me with invaluable experience, knowledge, and contacts for the rest of my Dartmouth and future professional careers.”

Catherine Meyer ’14 was recently funded by the Rockefeller Center for an internship in the field of healthcare policy in honor of the late Mr. John A. Springer ’53, who served on the Rockefeller Center Board of Visitors and was dedicated to improving healthcare policy and health outcomes. During Summer 2012, Catherine interned with the Patient Support Corps at the Center for Informed Choice at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in order to increase and improve patient and physician utilization of shared decision-making practices.

Reflecting upon her internship, Meyer described her growth, both personally and professionally, as a direct result of her real-life experience as an intern: “My work this summer reinforced my academic interests and career plans. Working with patients reinforced my desire to become a primary care physician and learning about shared decision-making and hearing from physicians who work to advance it reinforced my desire to work in health policy reform and to develop better methods of healthcare delivery in the future.”

Meyer has been involved with the Rockefeller Center since her first year, and is a student researcher in the Policy Research Shop and a 2011-2012 First-Year Fellow.  Since returning from her internship, Meyer continues to be involved at the Rockefeller Center and in the field of health care policy.  For Meyer’s full biography, please visit our Flickr site.
For more information about Rockefeller Center internships, please visit our Public Affairs and Public Policy Internships webpage. To view other posts tagged with Internships, please see our blog.

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