June 19, 2019

Lisevick’s “Dream” Internship Helping Buckeye Work Toward Career as a Surgeon

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By Ali Beekhuizen, Ohio State Athletics Communications Huntington Bucks Go Pro Intern

Taylor Lisevick is a rising junior on the women’s soccer team. An OSU Scholar-Athlete, Lisevick is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and plans on attending medical school after graduation. Lisevick came to Ohio State from Avon, Conn., and is heading back to her home state this summer to further her education and experience in her field of study.

Lisevick is interning at St. Francis Hospital in Connecticut where she is leading research projects, one of them involving developing a better multimodal pain management technique for patients who experience chronic pain prior to total joint arthroplasty and are opioid dependent. She is also interested in writing a case series for rare genicular artery bleeds seen postoperatively in recent years. When she gets a break from literature reviews, IRB protocol outlines, etc., she will shadow surgeries in the joint replacement institute (CJRI) and other departments. The CJRI is where Lisevick spent last summer, where she shadowed surgeries that ranged from total knee and hip arthroplasties as well as shadowing surgeries in the main operating room such as brain and open heart surgery.

“This internship has been nothing short of a dream,” Lisevick said. “I have obtained a magnitude of knowledge about treating opioid dependency along with the alternative options to opioids. I hope to continue my research and studies to find the top solutions for patients with opioid dependency.”

Her family orthopedist was the one who sparked her interest and got her involved in the CJRI, after working in CJRI for many years and currently in an administrative role for the orthopedic department at St. Francis.

Lisevick’s career goal is to become a surgeon, with thoughts of pursuing this within sports medicine. Her main research focuses on the geriatric population, however she sees people of all ages in the sports medicine institute. The internship and experience will guide her into narrowing down her future interests. For now, Lisevick is taking in every opportunity she can get and is enjoying each moment. St. Francis Hospital has provided her with an environment full of supportive resources, mentors, and years of experience around her.