HMP Internship Reflection (Wicked Awesome Summa in Bawston)

In May, I arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital with mixed feelings: First and foremost, I was excited to get back to work. Graduate school is a fantastic place to learn a wide breadth of topics from professionals you may never otherwise come across. However, sometimes it feels like the Truman Show, with life revolving around…

SPH Annual Poster Session / Speed Dating Last Friday!

So I have never actually been speed dating, but I believe this past Friday’s SPH Poster Session was a similar experience. It’s chaotic with lots of new faces, lots to talk about, and little time to convey everything you want to! Maybe you’re even seeing people you sort of know or recognize…waving at others from…

Internship at the Washtenaw County Health Department

You know you’re a public health dork when… you leave a two-hour meeting at your internship with your head buzzing about the possibilities of health promotion programs in your community. For my social work field placement this academic year, I’m placed at the local health department, Washtenaw County Public Health. On my first day of…

Field Placement Bringing my Dual Degrees Together

    My current social work field placement is really bringing my two degree programs together. I’m a dual degree student – doing a Master of Public Health in SPH (in the department of Health Behavior and Health Education) and a Master of Social Work at the School of Social Work. I’m studying Community Organization…

I know what I did last summer…

I don’t think I have ever had a summer go by so fast. One day it was final exams, then the frenzied preparation for the doctoral qualifying exams (I passed!!), then leaving the next day for Taiwan to attend my father’s wedding banquet. The rest of the summer was a blur: my field experience, my…

My Last First Day of School

Today’s my last first day of school and it’s been a great one so far! It’s sad to think that this long journey will be over in eight short months, but I know I’ll be happy to be done and start applying all the wonderful knowledge and skills I’ve learned in my two degree programs,…

International Travel Doctor Visit

Since I’m going abroad for a social work internship this summer, I needed to make a travel health appointment to make sure I have all the vaccinations and immunizations I need to stay as healthy as possible while I’m traveling. I had my appointment last week (my third in five years…) and got my first-ever…