Former Neuropsychology Intern at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
almost 3 years ago
Curiosity is first! Being able to ask questions is great, and this internship gives you a lot of opportunities to ask questions. Through this, you're more aware of what's going on and can in turn participate better. Following this, I would say that patience and initiative are also important. Patience plays a role in that some tasks in helping with research studies can be tedious but they are important nonetheless. As for initiative, I would say this is important because there are so many things going on at the center, and taking a look around and pursuing something (like a conversation, or a task you would like to help out on) is great in that regard. Of course, many people at the center are busy, so success I would say comes out of being an active participant to whichever capacity you can be.