Packard 101 Mini-Internship Program
- Stresses the human concerns of medicine through firsthand exposure
- Opens a dialogue between community leaders and our clinical faculty
Participants also attend speaker presentations. Past speakers have included Packard Children's Hospital physicians, administrators and parents.
ParticipantsPast participants have included government officials, community and business leaders, and public health advocates. Packard 101 provided them with an informative, engaging experience with the Packard Children's Hospital community. Participants said:
“It was worthwhile. I was able to learn more about the cutting edge services at LPCH as well as the ability of LPCH staff to provide the highest level of service to all patients.”
“The Ambassadors, physicians and staff were marvelous and so caring about their patients.”
“The format allowed a dialogue and information exchange that could not be attained through a less 'hands-on' experience”
"The highlight of my day was the surgical rotation….He told us that surgery is 'like watching the sun rise'. After witnessing heart surgery first hand, I understand exactly what he meant. I felt honored to be able to witness that miracle from a just few steps away in the operating room. Your program left me amazed, humbled, and inspired by all that happens 'behind the scenes' at Packard on a daily basis.”
Alumni UpdateAfter being introduced to the hospital through the Packard 101 Mini-Internship Program, participants requested other ways to stay involved and up to date with the hospital. These requests led to the creation of the Packard 101 Alumni Update event. The annual Alumni Update keeps past participants involved with the Packard Children's Hospital community and informed about the clinical services, research and education occurring at the hospital every year. The event occurs annually and includes dinner and a presentation on developments at the hospital and advances in medical care for children. Past presentations have included topics such as stem cell research, tissue engineering, and emergency medical care for children.
Atul Butte, MD, PhD – Director of the Center for Pediatric Biomedical Informatics Research - 2008
The Future of Healthcare Access and Affordability/Coverage and Cost - 2007
Bernie Dannenberg, MD – Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 2006
Michael Longaker, MD – Director of Children’s Surgical Research Program and Tissue and Organ Engineering - 2005