Status: M2, General Track
Nationality: French and American
Languages: 2.25, if you count Spanish 🙂
Fun Fact: I lived 17 years of my life in the US, and 8 years of my life in France. And I interned in Shanghai, China as an M1 !
M2 Internship: Acsantis
Current Projects: I worked on an E-Health project (telemedecine) offering dental screening for a rural population in Southern France. The project was innovative, in that it’s the first time this type of E health application would be offered to the public, and it relies on the collaboration of nurses (doing the screening) and dentists (reviewing the videos). There is technology used (an intra-oral fluorescent camera) which is really interesting because it allows screened patients to see magnified images from inside their mouths and fluorescent zones where they have cavities, gingivitis, or demineralization of the enamel. Nonetheless, there are many challenges in the project !
The Good: I got to see many aspects of the consulting sector, including how primary healthcare works in France, the ‘medico-sociale’ sector, which are French health centers for disabled people, elderly people, or young low SES people. I also got to understand how medical deserts are identified and the strategies implemented to resolve them.
The Bad: Lots of deskwork, you don’t always know how much work you have… (depends on missions the firm has), people don’t necessarily “respond right away.”
The Pretty: You probably guessed it… but my internship was paid above the French minimum (467 € I think ?) so it’s nice as it helps cover some rent and food.
Summer Spotlights is a series of posts that highlight what our current students are doing with their summers, whether it be internships, travel, language learning, or anything else we’re up to!