There’s a certain skill set that you acquire outside of the classroom. Immersing yourself in a dietetic internship is already taking what you learned in undergrad and applying it into real world situations. Studying abroad takes that one step further to really drive home the principals and learn things that you can’t possibly comprehend without stepping outside your comfort zone and putting yourself in a completely different environment.
Rippon Hospital with the local Dietetic Interns. I had so much fun shadowing with the one on the far right for the day! We started with the pediatric patients and ended at labor and delivery.
In India you feel respected and valued. At Rippon Hospital, the dietitian, interns, and doctors (yes even the doctors) are so eager to hear your opinion and input on their patients. I think that this was one of the most impactful experiences. So many times we feel unsure of our answers, even though we are usually right, simply because we are interns. In American culture we are taught that Intern means “bottom of the food chain.” But having this experience truly gave me the boost to feel confident in my abilities as a healthcare professional.
Laurie, Megan, and I sipping Chai at the Golden Temple. The temple is a holy site that serves a free meal to 100,000 people each day! We were able to go behind the scenes to see the Food Service operation and it was incredible.
10/4/2019 05:02:04 pm
Amazing! Way to go Gillian!
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