Mid-Atlantic Endoscopy feels it is important to support the mission of Dawn Institute because these students are on the brink of a new career, and they need to be provided with an opportunity to develop and grow their new skills. Students are paired with an employee who has knowledge and assists them as well as give them confidence to take on new skills. At our center, we primarily perform colonoscopies and EGDs. Students learn, in depth, about screening for colon cancer and how important it is to encourage people to have a colonoscopy in order to save lives.
Typically, the center would not hire a person without experience. This program has given the center the opportunity to get to know the students and find the best match for our center, and in the last year, we have hired two Dawn students who have really excelled in their positions.