This past week I was able to complete my level one fieldwork. I was placed in acute rehab in a step-down ICU working with adults who have experiences seizures, strokes, spinal cord injuries/surgeries, and traumatic brain injuries. I went into my level two fieldwork meeting with my fieldwork coordinator talking about the various setting that… Continue reading My Experience in Acute Care
The time has come where I can say that I <somehow> survived my first semester of grad school. It feels great! That's so weird to say... I'm in grad school? Time really does fly. I remember when I was a freshman in the program and accidentally turned in a one page paper formatted in only… Continue reading How did I survive?
In one of my classes we had a guest speaker. She has SMA and just recently graduated from SLU with her Masters. Her entire story was incredibly inspiring, but one thing she said was really relatable. Grad school is built for isolation. WOW. I couldn't agree more. It really is! I have friends who are… Continue reading Isolation – AKA Grad School
End of week 7. Today I dissected the peritoneal cavity - meaning the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, spleen, etc. Our lecture was 2 hours long and lab was 3. Usually lecture is 1 hour and lab is 2.. which if you do the math means that class alone was 2 hours longer than usual,… Continue reading Gross Anatomy: The Reality of Cancer
Wow, again. Wow. I promise you that I had all the right intentions with this gross anatomy journal. I was planning on writing at the end of every single week with the experiences of the highs and lows of lab and life surrounding it, but that obviously has not happened. This class is a LOT… Continue reading Gross Anatomy Weeks 4-7?!
I decided to make a vision board for the first time in forever.. mainly as a way of procrastinating. What? Anyway.. Here's my 5-year vision board! Graduate with my Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy degrees Get engaged to the man of my dreams Get a dog (maybe) ... this lovely *hypoallergenic Samoyed Get married to… Continue reading My Vision Board – 2018-2023
This summer I experienced my first internship at St. Louis Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), through Washington University's School of Medicine. When first telling people about my internship, I often got a variety of this response: Oh wow, do you think you'll be able to handle that? Those babies are in such awful conditions.… Continue reading My Experience as a Level 4 NICU Intern