In this last block before capstone, I have had a lot of flexibility to do what I want. It’s been amazing! This is what I miss when I enter the real world.
I have had time to work on my honors research project, which is due relatively soon! With my classmate, whom is my partner on this project, we have taken a stab at analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data and we’re trying to illuminate the importance of hotspotting and how it could be a great medical educational tool. I have been able to catch up with so many friends now that I know that we are going to be scattered all over the country starting this July! I have worked on more artsy things, from scrap booking to creative writing! I have also had time to explore Richmond and do things that I haven’t been able to do. For example, I have been able to go out and see the nature that the city has to offer. The rocks at Belle Isle, the water of the Canal Walk, and the landscapes and animals of Maymont Park are all things I haven’t seen until now. It helps that the weather has been fully cooperating to enjoy these spring adventures!
In a few short weeks, I will be doing a required capstone course. The first week will consist of lectures and small groups where we will hopefully absorb high yield information that will make us effective interns. The second week will involve of specialty-specific boot camps to help us prepare for our new fields. The third week will have training sessions for BLS/ACLS, which will be super helpful for me since my program requires that we are certified prior to starting.
Long live fourth year!