Greetings! My name is Christine Yip and I am a Sodexo dietetic intern in the Philadelphia/New Jersey campus. I relocated from New York City to Pennsylvania to complete my dietetic internship. I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degree in nutrition in New York and relocating to another city was a new and exciting experience! My main campus rotation is at Aria-Jefferson Health. Aside from seeing patients with various diseases, I’ve also had the opportunity to shadow a wound care nurse and see patients with ostomies or staged wounds. Also, I was able to get a full tour of the operation room and scrub in on a laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery of my own patient! I even got to hold the patient’s gallbladder (with my gloved hand, of course!) after it was removed. My internship experience so far has taught me to feel more comfortable speaking to different people and to be more open-minded. You never know where a conversation could take you! This mentality allowed me to gain unexpected opportunities and experiences. Aside from learning from every encounter and person I speak to, this internship brought me five new friends (my internship classmates) and they have become a huge part of my support system!