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jduncanson

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Review for Go4thegoal Foundation, Pennsauken, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am very grateful to have been the recipient of the Go4theGoal Child Life Fellowship at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Although this fellowship is coming to an end, I am confident that what I have learned during my time at UFHPTI will be invaluable going forward in my career as a child life specialist. Throughout my fellowship, I learned how to promote effective coping in pediatric oncology patients through medical play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities. I have learned the ins and outs of proton therapy, how to best prepare and support children of all ages for their CT simulation and proton treatment, and the importance of advocating for a patient’s needs. I had the opportunity to help organize and facilitate special events to help normalize the medical environment including a Fall Festival, our Polar Express PJ Party, and bi-weekly Family Fun Nights. I am appreciative of Go4theGoal for making this Child Life Fellowship experience possible. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to further my learning and the ability to grow and develop as a child life specialist; I will be forever grateful.

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