Centre College Student Spends Spring Break Learning About a Career in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician Dr. Stacie Grossfeld enjoys working with students who are interested in a career in medicine. And this has included students at many different points in their educational careers – ranging from high school, college and those in graduate school.

A couple of years ago, Orthopaedic Specialists formed a unique partnership with Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, to offer Centre students the chance to work with Dr. Grossfeld during school breaks. A number of students have taken advantage of this opportunity to complete medical internships. Most recently, Centre College sophomore Drew Burns Centre College Student works at Orthopaedic Specialistsdecided to spend his spring break vacation learning more about a career in medicine at Orthopaedic Specialists. Here is what Drew had to say about this:

Entering college, my best guess at what I wanted to major in was Economics. I soon discovered after my freshment year that I had a desire to pursue a science major, and started toying with the idea of medical school. From having two surgeries and being hospitalized for weeks due to MRSA, the compassion and skillset the doctors displayed was not only impactful but meaninful. Watching Dr. Grossfeld’s extreme competence in teh OR and building genuine caring relationships has taught and given me a lot to strive for. I am envious and impressed by Dr. Grossfeld’s compassion towards her colleagues, employees, patients and community. As a two-year collegiate basketball player, I would love to be a part of the incredible teamwork and environment that Dr. Grossfeld and her employees maintain. These experiences have strengthened my desire to pursue a career in medicine and I am extremely greatful to spend my spring break learning from Dr. Grossfeld and her staff.

If you are a student interested in a career in medicine, you can learn more about medical internships or shadowing at Orthopaedic Specialists by contacting our office at 502-212-2663.