Sunni Holmberg, 17 year old senior at Springville High, participated in an internship at Intermountain Hospital. She studied and helped in the Radiology Technical department at the Hospital. Holmberg was in charge of the x-rays that they took of patients.
“. . . saw a lot of variety,” Holmberg said when she was asked what she liked about her internship. “There were lots of patients not specific to a certain disease or symptom, and I saw a lot of the hospital,” said Holmberg.
Holmberg is planning on continuing to study radiology as a career. She plans on attending the University of Utah and hopes to someday specialize in ultrasounds.
At her internship, Holmberg has seen x-rays of premature babies and a young girl who passed away in a car accident. The girl was a donor. About her time at the hospital, Holmberg says, “. . . simple accidents can affect people’s lives; there are things that they could have easily prevented. People’s lives are crazy, it’s just interesting.”
To other people considering this pathway for a career, Holmberg advises, “It’s a good program. You need to be open minded and work well with people. It was crazy; I saw people lifeless. It was a different experience, seeing the separation from body and spirit. I think that people need to mentally prepare themselves because it’s kind of a shocker.”