Former Neuropsychology Intern at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
almost 3 years ago
The thing I appreciated most about this internship was the variety of experiences it exposed me to. A day in the life could include training for a cognitive test, seeing a cognitive test administered (or administering one), meeting with a PI to discuss their research project, helping research coordinators with various tasks related to a study, sitting in on various meetings (e.g. amongst the ADRC as a whole, to neurology meetings, to neuropathology meetings), sitting in on case reviews, attending didactics (with PhD students, externs, interns, etc), collecting research satisfaction surveys, helping to write an article in the ADRC newsletter, and getting to interact with patients who come in to the ADRC! They really made an effort to have the functions of the ADRC be a learning opportunity for the summer interns, which I really appreciated.
Also New York City is truly a special place, so a large component of the "daily in the life" was influenced by the fact that Icahn School of Medicine is in NYC.