Alicia Phillips ’20

Alicia is a biochemistry and molecular biology major and a psychology minor from Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Dimensions Fellow in Orthopedic Research

Children's Hospital Colorado | Aurora, Colorado

Week 10:
Saying Goodbye


August 18, 2019 | This summer was both an incredible opportunity and an invaluable experience for many reasons. I learned so much about myself and was able to reflect on my journey toward becoming a doctor and think more clearly about why this profession is the only thing I can see myself doing. I also found a love for […]

Week 9:
Dream Team


August 11, 2019 | It was bittersweet completing my last hiking adventure in Colorado over the weekend. I drove to Mount Princeton and spent time with my boyfriend and his family relaxing at the hot springs, and hiking to a gorgeous waterfall. I am going to miss all my adventures this summer and being in the mountains, but I […]

Week 8:
Smooth Sailing


August 4, 2019 | This was one of the busiest weeks of my internship this summer and simultaneously, went by the fastest. Over the weekend, I brought Penny up to Breckenridge with me. We spent Sunday smooth sailing on a pontoon on Lake Dillon. It was so much fun to fish and be out on the water with the […]

Week 7:
Unexpected, Messy, Perfect


July 28, 2019 | The theme of this week for me was: embrace the unexpected. No matter how much you prepare for things in life, sometimes, they do not pan out how you wanted them to or how you imagined. I have learned that although life might present challenges, this can be a blessing in disguise and teach you […]

Week 6:
All About the Journey


July 21, 2019 | Kids have this passion and full spirit for life that is contagious. In the hospital, they might be suffering or going through life-altering illness, but their smiles and laughter are truly infectious. There are many sad and difficult aspects of pediatrics, but simultaneously, I think these kids can teach us a lot about how to […]

Week 5:
Exploring the Unknown


July 14, 2019 | I think that all of us have experienced the fear and anxiety of what life will be like after graduating college; entering the “real world,” but after these past few weeks, I am full of excitement for this unknown future. I  love coming to work each day and learning more about my project, how clinical […]

Week 4:
At the Heart of It


July 7, 2019 | At the heart of my life is my family, and I was blessed to be home to spend time with mine this past weekend. After a relaxing and fun weekend at home, I was back at work in the hospital Monday through Wednesday. I then drove back to Colorado Springs again for the holiday weekend. […]

Week 3:
Movin’ and Groovin’


June 30, 2019 |   Saturday morning started with an overcast and rainy Denver, while other parts of Colorado were snowing. Even though it is officially summer, some parts of the mountains got up to 7 inches! As a result, I spent the day exploring the Natural Science Museum in Denver with my boyfriend and his family. I was […]

Week 2:
The Adventure Continues


June 23, 2019 | This week was all about new adventures and stepping outside my comfort zone. I went to a barbecue festival in Frisco on Friday night and spent the rest of my weekend up in the mountains playing in a doubles volleyball tournament with my friend, Aubrey and her dog, Winnie. It was fun to get outside […]

Week 1:
Fractures Can Be Fun?


June 15, 2019 | Since the time I could walk, I was an active child. I climbed on rocks in Estes Park with my brothers, went hiking through the mountains on camping trips with my family, and loved soccer and ballet. I vividly remember how debilitating my first major injury was. During my freshman year of high school, I […]