AMANDA APPLEGARTH of Belmont, has been chosen as 1 of 3 students from the 18 chiropractic colleges in the United States to serve an internship at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Applegarth is a student at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Fall, New York, where she currently serves as President of the Student American Chiropractic Association. She is a student representative for The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, The American Public Health Association, and is the National Chair for the Student ACA Military Affairs Action Committee. She travels to Washington, D.C. once a year to lobby with both Congress and the Senate at the National Conference as well as travels the U.S. representing NYCC at various conferences. Before her internship at Bethesda, she interned at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bath, NY. and Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Applegarth is a graduate of Otterbein College where she graduated with distinction earning a bachelor of science in life sciences with a concentration in molecular biology. She was chosen as 1 of 17 students worldwide to attend the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, summer undergrad research fellowship in the neurology department. She worked with two doctors of the Mayo Clinic, researching Multiple Sclerosis. Her research was published in the Ohio Journal of Science in April 2007.
Applegarth is a 2003 graduate of Union Local High School and is the daughter of Apple and M. Doll Applegarth of Belmont, the granddaughter of Fred and Mariza Applegarth of Barton and Bea and the late Marman Mead of Belmont. She plans to graduate in July 2011 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.