Tracking Your Experiences for Graduate & Professional School
In addition to reporting your experiences to the Director of Career Development, it is important that you keep a journal of your experiences for your own records. You will use this information to update your resume, craft future personal statements, and when filling out graduate and professional school application. You are responsible for keeping track of your own hours.
It is recommended that you track all of the following:
- start/end dates;
- supervisor information;
- average hours per week spent in the activity;
- names of specific procedure as well as the correct medical/scientific terminology;
- and your personal reflections including: great moments, not so great moments, "ah-ha" moments, memorable patients/clients, difficult patients/clients, things you learned about yourself, things you learned about healthcare, hot topics in the field, new philosophies, new technology/devices you were exposed to, etc.