By Abagail Sullivan
The LESS Institute is so proud to have hosted Sema Santana, a high school junior from Arizona, for one week during an internship at our Florida offices. During her time, Sema was able to experience the fields of orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and chiropractic medicine by spending time with some world class providers. Big thank you to Bommarito Performance Systems and the office of Dr. Zev Mellman for taking the time to allow her into your top notch facilities! Below are kind words from Sema herself, of her experience with the LESS Institute and beyond.
Hello Mr. and Mrs. Chin,
I would first like to say how thankful I am to have gotten the chance to work with the both of you, your team, the people at the Bommarito Performance Center, and Dr. Mellman himself. Not only was this internship a great experience for me, but it was also very interesting and I was able to learn a lot. This internship allowed me an inside look of what some of the medical field entails. It was very impressive to see how well both you, Vanessa, and Dr. Chin run your practices, in the sense that you guys work in an organized, yet efficient way. Many would think that the medical field is hectic, though it can be in some cases, but you all work as a team, which was very refreshing to see and experience. Although, spinal orthopedics isn’t the field I personally want to pursue, it was very interesting to see what Dr. Chin does on the daily, and it was amazing to have had the chance to observe surgeries this early in life. It was truly amazing to see a surgeon be able to fix something as complex as the human body. It was also very interesting to see athletes work at a professional level. This experience also gave me an inside look at athletic training at a professional level, which only made me more excited for the future. Even though I only got to work with Dr. Mellman for a couple of hours, it was very interesting to see a different side of spinal care. Although, it was amazing to see how to fix the spine, it was very interesting to see how doctors work to prevent the spine from getting injured. Learning the true meaning of Chiropractic Medicine was very eye opening for me, and was truly a great learning experience. All in all, I would again like to say thank you to all of you for this amazing experience I had and that I will never forget. But, I would like to especially thank Dr. Chin for letting me learn under him, and teaching me that a big part of being successful is to keep working at your goal, and that you need to work as a team. Also, thank you Vanessa for all that you have done, it was a great experience for me because of you and all your hard work. Thank you for letting me into your home and your lives, it’s something I will never forget.
Hopefully, I can visit again. I honestly cannot say thank you enough!