INTERNSHIP FALL 2014
Wilkes County Health Department.
What is the most important thing you learned when working with others? Describe a time you worked well with others, or a time that you struggled to work well with others.
When working with different types of people, you have to do many different things to accommodate everyone. When it comes to working with others, I have issues with this, I feel like if I don't do something myself, it won't be done correctly. I'm very controlling when it comes to completing a task. Interning at the health department I knew I would have to work with others in order to learn how do to do things correctly. Working with Bertie was great, she was a wonderful teacher; any questions or concerns I had she was right there along my side to help me out. I learned how to work with not just "co-workers", but many different types of patients as well.
Describe a situation when you were really frustrated and explain how you dealt with it. What did you learn?
One time, when dealing with a patient and entering vitals I clicked on the wrong patient. Their first names were the same, so that's why I made the mistake. I was really mad at myself for making that dumb of mistake, I had to delete everything and start over. I learned always check the patients first AND last name before entering information.
Explain how your experience at the internship will impact your high school and further education. Have any of your plans changed? How have they changed?
My experience at the health department only reassured me of knowing going in to the medical flied is what I want to do. I know now, helping people is my calling.
Describe your internship site. Give the name, location, general surroundings, and what products or services they offer.
I interned at The Wilkes County Health Department, in downtown Wilkesboro. It is a facility full of many different medical services and devices ranging from EKG machines, to vaccinations, all the way to birth control. It helps out many different types of patients with many different services, anything problem you may have the health department can help.
Describe an activity or accomplishment in the internship that you are proud of. What did you learn from it?
I am mainly proud that I stuck with it throughout the semester. I tried my best to stay open minded and give 100%. In the end I feel like I did gain something out of it, it taught me things aren't always going to go how you want it to, but you need to try and get the best out of it that you can. I didn't want to intern at the health department, but now i=I have experience I would have never gained before.