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Children's National Hospital

Student Nurse Extern

May - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Loved the nursing staff and my unit! Very helpful and supportive

What I wish was different

Wish I had been able to choose/modify my schedule a little bit more

Advice

Reach out to the recruiters early and make yourself known!
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Student Nurse

May - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

How convenient the location was, and how much I learned

What I wish was different

I would have liked to work on a floor with a higher level of acuity.

Advice

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Research Trainee

July - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I had a great supervisor who was open to hearing my comments and the research I did allowed for making collaborative decisions.

What I wish was different

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Research Assistant

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved working at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC over the summer. The staff at the hospital are very friendly and like helping college students gain experience in the medical field. Working at CNMC allowed me to gain experience by writing a research paper, shadow doctors in the operating room and in a clinical setting, and communicating with patients. There was also a summer lecture series at the hospital which had 1 or 2 lectures a week from doctors in various fields.

What I wish was different

I spent a lot of time entering data and working on my research paper. I would have preferred to gain more clinical knowledge during my time at the hospital.

Advice

Working with residents at the hospital who were only 4 or 5 years ahead of me was a helpful experience. You gain a new network while working at a large hospital like CNMC which proves very useful when applying to jobs the next summer.
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Research Assistant

February 2017 - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the people and how much my boss trusted me. It allowed me to grow a lot as a scientist.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been more proactive early on in my internship.

Advice

Always be receptive to new information and do your best to actively learn at all times.
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Social Science Research Assistant

June - July 2018 • Rockville, MD

What I liked

I had the opportunity to work and learn from several researchers and doctors.

What I wish was different

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