Hello fellow and future Sodexo interns! My name is Victoria, but I go by Tori. I live in California and am very grateful that all my rotations have been close to home. I am in my last few weeks of the internship, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve learned and experienced over the last 8 months! I know everyone talks about how scary and intimidating the clinical rotation can be, but I personally loved my time at the hospital. I was able to complete my clinical rotation at the same hospital that I worked as a nutrition assistant for 7.5 years. My concentration was critical care and I worked with several incredible preceptors in the ICU for 5 weeks. Here’s a little idea of what a day working in the ICU was like for me:
As you can see, it’s a long day, but my biggest advice is to make time for yourself. I know it’s difficult when you feel like you have a million things to do but make an organized schedule and try to stick to it the best you can. This will help you stay organized and allow yourself some fun and some time to unwind. Hang in there! It’ll be worth it sooner than you think!