During my 10 weeks at Medstar Harbor Hospital I gained experience on a variety of floors including telemetry, gastro-intestinal surgery, stroke, maternity and ICU.
Halfway through my rotation, I presented a mini case study on a patient with Congestive Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes who I had given a low sodium diet education to.
I presented the case study to the facility’s dietitians and the UMD Internship Director.
After completion of my rotation I researched, wrote and presented an Case study draft #3 focused on a patient with Adenocarcinoma in the gastroesophageal junction.
I had the opportunity to complete a two week advanced practice clinical rotation at Children’s National Medical Center. I worked with their Eating Disorders, General Practice and Diabetes outpatient dietitians. Alongside the general practice dietitian I worked with a developmental psychologist, neurologist, speech pathologist and cardiologist in the CANDO clinic where we saw children who were born with a variety of heart defects including one boy with fetal alcohol syndrome upon whom I completed another case study.