In summer 2018, rising senior Veronica Robbins was an intern with Independence Blue Cross Foundation, an opportunity which brough her additional exposure to health care and resources in the community.
"Through this opportunity, I primarily worked at Spectrum Community Health Center in West Philadelphia, which is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Qualified facility with resources in adult health, prenatal care, pediatric care, dental services, behavior health, case management, and more for any patient that walks through the door. SCHC operates on a sliding fee scale, meaning it can meet the needs of patients regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status," explains Veronica.
She welcomed the variety of experiences. Veronica says, "As a student interested in pursuing primary care in my future career, working at SCHC allowed me to explore this interest more by providing me the opportunity to shadow nurse practitioners in various specialties, for instance, family, pediatric and midwifery practice, as well as work on my skills with triaging patients."