Internship Update { 4 months }

Hi Child Lifers!

Happy New Year!!! I hope this new year brings you lots of happiness and many successful patient/family interactions.

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It has been a really LONG time since I’ve posted. I definitely underestimated my ability to be an intern, student, and blogger all at the same time! Seriously kuddos to whoever can balance all that.

These past 4 months of my internship have been crazy, exciting, overwhelming, fun, and so much more. Some major highlights have been:

  • What I believed would be a one semester internship turned into a two semester internship.
  • I have come to embrace my lengthy commute.
  • From September to December I have been in both the general pediatric unit and the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Along side my supervisors, I have experienced bereavement support, medical education, therapeutic play, and procedural support.
  • I have become confident enough to approach cases independently.
  • I have built wonderful relationships with chronic patients and families.
  • I survived the holiday rush! It was so much fun 🙂

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