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The Residency Reflections blog is your chance to live the first-of-its-kind experience our students are enjoying through the Youth Residency Program in Partnership with Centegra Health System. Check back here regularly for updates from students about their experiences working side-by-side with Centegra health care professionals throughout the year.

Recent Posts

  • An 18 Year Old Boy’s Experience in the OB Ward

    An 18 Year Old Boy’s Experience in the OB Ward

    Going into an area like an OB, I prepared myself to enter a place where the only men around were the husbands that were just trying to comfort a spouse that was in labor. I was right on point. read more »»»
  • Applying Lessons from Class in the Pathology Lab

    Applying Lessons from Class in the Pathology Lab

    If any other rotations in this track will be like my experience at the phlebotomy lab it will be by far my favorite track. To start off my rotation I was introduced to the pathologist on duty. Although there was … read more »»»
  • Sights and Sounds from the Ultrasound Rotation

    Sights and Sounds from the Ultrasound Rotation

    This past week, I had the pleasure of shadowing an ultrasound technician. The first patient was in the emergency room and sent from the Coumadin Clinic with abnormal blood counts and pain in her leg. Since she had a history of blood … read more »»»
  • Not All Guts and Glory

    Not All Guts and Glory

    When I hear the word hospital, professions that come to my mind are always doctors, nurses, and surgeons. Never did the word engineer come to mind, until today that is. read more »»»
  • Patients View Us Like Any Other Student Learning the Ropes

    Patients View Us Like Any Other Student Learning the Ropes

    My first rotation on the medical and surgical track was radiology. I started off shadowing a radiologist tech that specialized in the ultrasound. We visited the nuclear medicine area first, and it was eye opening to see this side of … read more »»»
  • Finding Inspiration

    Finding Inspiration

    I finally found a potential career or job that I could pursue after college. read more »»»
  • Not Your Typical Healthcare Facility

    Not Your Typical Healthcare Facility

    This week I got to go to Centegra’s Wound-Hyperbaric facility on Rt. 47. I live near the building, but never understood what it served as. read more »»»
  • Realizing the Importance of Communication

    Realizing the Importance of Communication

    This week I shadowed a Centegra Primary Care Physician whom I was very excited to shadow because I am thinking of becoming a physician myself. The physician I shadowed was an internist and works for the hospital and her title there is … read more »»»
  • The first thing I learned about hospital pharmacies

    The first thing I learned about hospital pharmacies

    The first thing I learned was that hospital retail pharmacies are very different from chain pharmacies like Walgreens or CVS. I learned that being a retail pharmacist at a hospital has much less stress attached to the job than many other … read more »»»
  • My first shift at Centegra was indescribable.

    My first shift at Centegra was indescribable.

    My first shift at Centegra was indescribable. read more »»»
  • You don’t get that from a textbook

    You don’t get that from a textbook

    Through research done in preparation for this rotation, I had a general idea of what to expect, which included a lot of blood work and microscope work. Originally, I wanted to become a pathologist but was discouraged since everyone always told me … read more »»»
  • Kristen Czarnecki: My First Experience at the Hospital

    Kristen Czarnecki: My First Experience at the Hospital

    My first experience at the hospital was truly an incredible one that I will never forget. I was on the OB (nursery/mother baby) rotation, on Tuesday. After changing into blue scrubs in the clean utility room, since our clothes from … read more »»»
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