Graduate students receive opportunity from Willis-Knighton

By Cheyanne Admire 

The Willis-Knighton Cleft Clinic offered a new medical education experience for first year graduate students recently.

The Cleft Clinic evaluates clients every month to assist and better understand their needs. This opportunity was given to Louisiana Tech speech-language pathology graduates to help them gain experience through witnessing more than one branch of knowledge within a hospital setting.

“The residency programs were created as a part of the clinic’s commitment to train future physicians. We want them to really excel as future leaders,” said Dr. Joseph Bocchini, chief academic officer.

The overall mission for the clinic is to provide high quality graduate medical education to residents to excel in patient care, education and research. Residents will strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of patients while living the core values of excellence, compassion, diversity, integrity and outreach.