As promised, I’m finally sitting down to do a recap of my 10-week clinical internship at Harborview Medical Center. For multiple reasons, I can’t talk specifically about my experience with any patients, but I can talk generally about my time as an intern. I do think any aspiring or current #rd2bes will benefit from this reflection, and I hope to be able to look back and smile on this post when I’m years into the field!
If you’ve been following along for the last 2-3 years (oh my gosh, thank youuuuuuu if you have!) you’ll remember that one of the reasons that I decided to go to UW was because I knew I would get to train in some of the top hospitals in the country.
Harborview Medical Center is the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center in the state of Washington and serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Harborview is a public hospital and serves a very diverse group of patients. I gained invaluable experience as an intern and felt honored and privileged to help those in need.
I’ve made a video for y’all that talks about more details of my internship, as well as tips I have for future dietetic interns. I hope you find it valuable and as always, leave any questions you have in the comments below!