Devan Lee participated in an internship through Hennepin Healthcare’s Talent Garden program this summer. He shared his experience with Sahan Journal:
Inspiration: An insatiable desire to help others.
Goal: To become a clinical psychologist.
A friend I used to work with at Jimmy John’s recommended me for this. He was trying to be an EMT [emergency medical technician] or a paramedic, and I told him that I was trying to become a therapist, and so he referred me to this.
Growing up, I was always a helping hand when other people needed help mentally. They would come to me for advice. Some people seem to forget that everybody has a personality and feelings and emotions that should not be disregarded.
I guess my favorite rotation was every rotation. I could also see being a paramedic or EMT. That rotation was really interesting. And so was radiation. Seeing the human body, the skeletal system from an X-ray, that’s crazy. And seeing a brain and how many blood arteries and vessels there are on a CT scan. And you can even see a 3-D image—that’s insane.
I feel like I’m blessed to be part of this internship program.