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Photo Evidence!

For the UMD College Park dietetic internship, we are encouraged to take photos on our various rotations and use them on the internship blog, facebook, and our websites that we are making.  Well, I finally got around to uploading some pictures from my camera and I remembered that I took a photo from when I was at the VA.  Here is a picture of me with a few of the dietitians I had the pleasure of working with! (I am second to the left)VA Dietitians

Environment is Everything

The VA hosts many medical students, interns, and residents.  Because of this educational environment, this site is little different than other non-teaching hospitals.  Being a medical student is surely overwhelming at times; in the hospital environment there is so much pressure to know everything about everything.  These students/interns/residents as a result are very open to suggestions from other medical concentrations, such as nursing staff or dietitians.  I have observed a few instances where Continue reading

Week 1 at the VA

View of Baltimore

At a red light going into the city, with a view of the Baltimore Ravens Stadium.

Last week I had the chance to visit the Baltimore VA (Veterans Affairs) Medical Center. I get to experience more of it this week before I return to do my staff relief at my original hospital starting next Monday.

Going into the middle of the city was a little intimidating. Although I have lived most of my life in Maryland, Baltimore is not a place that I am very familiar with. Plus I HATE driving through cities (DC is terrifying and I vow to never drive in NYC). However, armed with my mom’s GPS, a labcoat, and an open mind, Continue reading