A day in the life of a Dietetic Intern who also is a competitive athlete:
4:00am WAKE UP and get ready to go to the gym. Feed the dog and cats, freshen up and make sure all food is packed for the day. Scrubs packed and items to shower at the gym. I am a competitive athlete and like to get my workouts in before I go to the hospital so I can just go home and relax after.
4:45am Leave the house and head to the gym and start workout by 5:00am blasting Metallica or AC/DC.
6:45am Finish work out and hit the showers to get all clean and freshened up/heat up egg casserole and make oatmeal. (They have the capabilities for us to do this at my gym).
7:15am Leave the gym and head to the hospital. Listen to a podcast of Dr. Mark Hyman or country music to relax. Eat breakfast in the truck.
8:15am At the hospital walking in, grab my Starbucks and head to the diet office.
8-10:30am Gather notes from all patients that I will be seeing, chat with CNM and other dietitians.
10:30am Eat my snack before I head up to the floors and start seeing patients. The longer I have been here, the more I have made such great friends with some of the employees, and we always chat for about 5 minutes when I head up to the floors.
10:30-11am- Meet with the rounding interdisciplinary team and discuss patients that may be discharged, or chat about any updates on the health concern of the patients.
11-12:30pm- Round on half of my patients and ask my preceptor Holly any questions that I need clarified.
12:45pm LUNCH TIME!
1:30pm Round on the other half of the patients that I did not get a chance to go see.
2:30pm Charting time! Get together all my notes and make sure that my charting is completed for Holly to sign.
3:30pm Snack time and review my notes with Holly.
4-4:30pm Time to pack it in and leave for the day.
5:30pm arrive home and start making dinner.
6:30-7:30pm Make sure all my chores are done, meals are packed, and homework is done.
8:00pm Lights out, time to get some good shut eye and do it all over again.