She submitted a really long application about her leadership qualities and interests, and even included a recommendation letter. Tran’s application was selected, she interviewed, and was chosen for the internship.
Due to her proximity to immunocompromised patients, she underwent two rounds of tuberculosis testing.
“The other students were a lot like me,” Tran said, “They also took high level classes and were generally interested in medicine.”
Her super advisors during the program were the head and directors of volunteering at the hospital, and University Graduates. The internship was three weeks during the month of June, and Tran worked five hour days.
Tran learned some important lessons from her experience, including the power of commitment and dedication.
“Honestly, just being there every day, I wanted to learn more during each activity,” she said. “I shadowed doctors, physicians, and therapists multiple times while they made their rounds. I loved being around the patients, and the hospital’s kid friendly environment.”
Tran said she would definitely recommend the program to Casady students.
“It was super fun getting to know a new group of people,” She said. “This type of internship really gives you exposure to the hospital setting, and you even hear from guest speakers along with shadowing.”
After her program ended, Tran joined the Teen Board and continues to volunteer at Bethany Children’s Health Center every Sunday.