CEDARVILLE — Nicholas Rudy, a second-year professional pharmacy student at Cedarville University, was awarded a highly competitive summer internship from the Mayo Clinic.
Rudy will be one of eight in-patient hospital interns who fill prescriptions, monitor the effects of medicine on patients and work with physicians to ensure patients receive the best treatment. According to information from the clinic, 10 to 13 individuals are selected for the 10-week program.
Rudy said he is not only looking forward to in-patient hospital experiences and clinical opportunities but also getting to know other interns and pharmacists, interacting with patients and sharpening his skills.
“I’m excited to care for patients with a holistic approach throughout this internship,” he said. “Not only am I responsible for the patients’ physical needs, but for their emotional, mental and spiritual needs as well.”
Rudy credited Cedarville’s faculty for helping him land the internship.
“The faculty in the school of pharmacy has done a tremendous job of preparing us for our career and life’s pursuits,” he said. “I really appreciate the biblical integration I receive in my classes, which enlightens the way I approach patient care. The way we interact with people is different because we have Christ.”
Dr. Aleda Chen, assistant dean and assistant professor of pharmacy practice said Rudy’s internship continues to demonstrate how diligent students are in the school of pharmacy.
“As our faculty engages students in all aspects, it’s encouraging to see how prepared students are for advanced positions,” Chen said.