Hey everyone! My name is Morgan Glass and I am a region 8 dietetic intern in Atlanta, Georgia! I am also a student at the University of Rhode Island, where I am completing my master’s degree in dietetics.
My internship kicks off here in the center of Atlanta, at a large sub-acute long-term care facility, where I can complete my food service management and clinical rotations. I am in week seven of my rotations and have completed foodservice management so far. This rotation has shown me what it takes to be a manager. Every day has been different and I had to be able to adapt and roll with the change of the days. While it could be stressful at times, it was really rewarding learning all the aspects that it takes to get patients fed for three meals a day, seven days a week. I was able to participate in several catering events and even plan an event for the patients, staff, and their families. Being able to see the event come to fruition was the icing on the cake. During this rotation, I was able to build rapport with the staff and patients, which I have found to be helpful as I have officially transitioned to my clinical rotation in the same facility.
I have just finished my first week in basic clinical and the dietitians I am working with are knowledgeable and supportive. I love the confidence that they each exude and that makes me so excited to continue the next few months with them. The plan for this rotation is to absorb as much information and experience as I can from everyone that I encounter, because though it has only been a week in clinical, I have quickly learned how all departments are connected in the treatment of the patients.
While it is early into this process, it feels like the time is flying. As cliché as it sounds, time does fly when you’re having fun. I just take every step of this process with an open mind and even on the hard days remind myself that each day I am one step closer to my ultimate goal. I am so excited to continue the rest of my journey here with Sodexo/URI!