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Students intern at St. Claire

The 2019-20 academic year is the busiest one yet for the St. Claire HealthCare Philosophy Internship program. The program will include two students in the fall semester and two in the spring.  

Emma Gundler, a junior psychology major from Blanchester, Ohio, wanted to participate in the MSU Philosophy Internship program at St. Claire HealthCare in the fall to observe firsthand, real-world ethical dilemmas within the behavioral health unit. "Even though I am not a philosophy major, I have become very interested in the field and want to continue to learn more. As part of this internship experience, I hope to learn more about how behavioral health units benefit patients, and the roles they play within the hospital," Gundler said.  

Kyland Carreon, a junior double-major in philosophy and legal studies from Morehead, works with the hospice program at St. Claire this semester. He was inspired by the descriptions provided in class by Dr. Scott Davison, MSU professor of philosophy, internship advisor and former hospice volunteer. "I wanted to help with hospice care and learn about the ethical issues that arise in patient care. People seem to have a negative conception of hospice because it involves death, but so far, it has been an amazing, positive experience," Carreon said.   

"The internship program provides a unique opportunity for our students to apply their philosophical understanding to real-world situations," Davison said. "We are deeply grateful to St. Claire HealthCare for the amazing learning environment that they create for our students."  

To learn more about the internship program, contact Davison at or call 606-783-2273.

For more information on programs in MSU's Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies, visit, email or call 606-783-2655.
Photo: Pictured from left to right are Dr. Scott Davison and student interns Emma Gundler and Kyland Carreon.