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“I don’t think you’ll find a model like this elsewhere on a college campus our size in the nation.”

“This will help ProMedica and Adrian College together be the hub for not only sports medicine but good medical care in general.

Dr. Tina Claiborne Dr. Eric Leikert

Local employer Adrian Steel is offering financial support for the development of the clinic. In return, its employees and their children will get a 50-percent tuition discount at Adrian College. “This just extends the personal touch Adrian College provides to the community,” Docking said. “And, in a robust way, it changes and improves the education students can get in health studies right here.” "Having an on-campus clinic for hands-on clinical experience is a real benefit to Adrian College students," said Marcia Boynton, director of the Institute for Health Studies/Health Professions and an academic adviser in healthcare fields. Whether studying pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, athletic training or physical and occupational therapy, students going into healthcare-related fields need real-life, hands-on experience with practicing clinicians and patients.

Olivia Bruck, Senior

Health Care Field of Interest: Physical Therapy

Elizabeth Barrett, Sophomore

Health Care Field of Interest: Surgeon

Jacob Keefer, Sophomore Health Care Field of Interest: Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy

Noah Brueckner, Junior

"Getting this experience on the Adrian College campus — instead of transferring to a larger university ­— is appealing to many students, especially those who prefer the smaller, personalized approach they get at Adrian College," Boynton said. “This kind of convenient access to clinical experience on our campus will benefit all our pre-health students,” Boynton said. “This will open up job opportunities for our graduates and make them much more marketable as they apply for jobs or graduate school.” According to Docking, it also falls in line with Adrian College’s commitment in emphasizing and providing experiential learning by increasing students’ access to internships, externships, research and volunteer opportunities. “The best part of this unique facility is what I call the exciting unknown. For generations to come, creative people will develop new and innovative ways to maximize this medical clinic, so students and community members can learn and receive treatment far beyond anything we can imagine today.” "Many colleges the size of Adrian College would think they were too small to even attempt a clinic partnership and program like this," Claiborne said. “We very much have a can-do attitude here where creative ideas are very welcomed, and that’s exciting,” Claiborne said. “What’s most exciting about this clinic are the opportunities and advantages we will continue to discover when it’s up and running.”

Haley Freilino, Junior Health Care Field of Interest: Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking

“This just extends the personal touch Adrian College provides to the community, and, in a robust way, it changes and improves the education students can get in health studies right here.”

Health Care Field of Interest: Physical Therapy

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