Now that I am wrapping up my internship in Ann Arbor, I wanted to take the time to reflect on my experience this summer. While this summer has been quite difficult due to certain health issues that I have mentioned in my previous blog posts, carpal tunnel and now cubital tunnel syndrome, which has proved to be quite a big hindrance in both my personal and work-life–it has certainly been an enjoyable one.
Although I have to write these blogs with voice to text which has been quite annoying, and I have had to basically figure out alternative ways to do almost everything in my life to avoid pain and further stress and strain on my hands, I have also learned some new things this summer, made many new friends, and had many new experiences.
This summer, I have learned a lot in my internship working with my supervisors, Jim and Allie. The great thing about my internship is that a lot of the things that I learned overlapped with things that I was studying for with the MCAT. Therefore, I was able to solidify my knowledge for the MCAT as well.
The friendships that I have made this summer allowed me to distress from work, life, and MCAT studying and make my summer more enjoyable. Also, the friendships that I made at work allowed me to have a support system that was there to help me when things didn’t go right in the lab or in my life.
I am grateful for all of the people who have made this summer wonderful and I will cherish the memories that I have made!