What brought on a huge amount of anxiety to my life today: writing “week 30” in this blog post. I CANNOT believe there’s only 9 weeks left in internship.. it feels like I have farrrr more time left than that! I had to confirm by checking out our internship schedule just to make sure I wasn’t going crazy (seriously). So many thoughts are going through my mind now (leaving a VERY good impression on my remaining preceptors, thinking about applying for jobs, rocking my relief placement, etc etc etc).
Back to this blog post, ie reflecting on my last (short) week at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) for Management. The week flew by since it involved a busier schedule, attending some meetings, and tying up any loose ends with projects we were working on. It was even shorter with our Thursday involving evaluations and spending the afternoon working on research!
What I did:
What I learned:
What I need to work on:
A 4 day long weekend gave me a change to prep a decent amount for this coming rotation in Renal. I’ll be spending my first week at the Kidney Care Clinic in Surrey then heading out to Royal Columbian Hospital to learn about hemodialysis. I’ve been looking forward to these two weeks the most especially since I had a keen interest in this area during my days of volunteering at BC Children’s Hospital with the awesome little ones in the Renal Unit. Studying was a bit challenging because the material is more complicated that other rotations and trying to wrap my head around everything was difficult. Hopefully my preceptors are willing to teach me as I go and have time to answer the many questions I have about kidneys!
Best part of the night: swaying and jamming to some Dan! #danmangan #ubc #ldoc #amsblockparty (at The University of British Columbia (UBC))
No amount mud can prevent us from having a great time! #ldoc #ubc #amsblockparty
My typical post-interning night.. #internlife #ubc #casestudy #research
My last (chilly) commute to #Langley and final day of NCI! #clinical #Dietetics #ubc
Motivation to study: catching up on Grey’s Anatomy! #coffee #diabetes #clinical #nutrition #intern #ubc
Intern problems: watching Survivor, and the only thought running through your mind as contestants gobble up reward challenge meals after days of not eating well = refeeding syndrome. All I want to do is check the contestants Mg/PO4/K lab values, replete, and slowly initiate intakes..
Yes, I’m one of the few people who still watches Survivor.
No, I haven’t watched all 27 seasons, I’m just getting back into it as bonding time with the fam.. and the fact that it’s ridiculously addicting.
Darn internship.. makes me analyzing nutrition and food intake over-excessively. Clinical also makes me think I have every single disease state I see.. I’m now a hypochondriac.. great.
If you want to learn a bit about my life as a student dietitian and my experiences during internship, check out my other blog hereeee!
My LAST Taste of the Week nom for my #management rotation: Roasted root vegetable medley! #food #nutrition #Dietetics #intern #ubc (at Eagle Ridge Hospital & Health Care)
1) Chapman Learning Commons looks like the Great Hall
2) Chan Centre’s women’s washroom resembles a modernized version of Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom (aka. the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets)
3) Ministry of Magic is like Main Mall and University Boulevard with the crowd…
I’m currently an Intern with Fraser Health as my final year of Dietetics at UBC. Want to know what I do as an intern, fun things I learn, and some photos here and there? Then check out my internship-specific blog here!
Representing #UBC #Dietetics this year with my #imagineubc t-shirt! Irony: I served Coca Cola floats most of this afternoon. #everythinginmoderation #iamubc
With less than two weeks until my internship starts, my goal is to squeeze in as many hang outs, exploring and fun times into the end of summer as possible, while still trying to get in some MNT studying as well. Since I’ve been back from the trip, my August has been pretty low key, with no work contracts lined up, but I’ve been making the effort to connect with those who I care about the most (whether or not they reciprocate is a different story!)
T-12 days until internship.. let’s see what else I can pack into this 1.5 weeks.
Bye bye old #ubc #student card.. gotta love my bangs and gangsta steez. (at UBC Bookstore)
It’s that time of year again, when people who you thought fell off the face of the Earth suddenly reappear asking you to be their med school app references/ verifiers. Woke up to a lot of those today.. I’m assuming they’re due soon?