We are delighted to announce that Emily Ahern is the first ever ANS Seed Fund Intern at ReMed!
Emily graduated from Southern School of Natural Therapies last year and won the ‘Excellence in Clinic’ award and is on the VicHerbs organising committee, so just quietly, her competition had their work cut out we think!
The ANS Seed Fund is a grassroots initiative established to fund new internships in clinical settings in Australia. We seeded the fund by dedicating 15% of our event sponsorship from the ANS 2018. Our vision is to offer this opportunity to all clinics Australia-wide, but first we had to understand what the ANS Seed Fund needs to grow and are therefore rolling out an initial prototype to support one subsidised intern for one year.
We invited a short list of leading naturopaths, who could provide an established and supportive environment for an intern, to apply for the internship fund. The objective was to find a clinic partner who could ‘grow’ their successful intern and simultaneously help us ‘grow’ our understanding of how best to administer the ANS Seed Fund in the future.
There were many strong applications and it was a tough decision, but Keonie’s clinic stood out as the best setting to undertake this first internship. And now in turn, it sounds like Keonie had a similarly difficult decision to choose Emily from a bunch of strong candidates!
Congratulations Emily, we look forward to hearing how you go in this exciting new role!