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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Nutrition Clinician

August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Friendly work environment. Easy to grasp training. Made to feel valuable and a team player.

What I wish was different

Orientation is a very lengthy process

Advice

Working here is a blessing! The patients are so kind and they love seeing you everyday. Just remember, that sometimes they are in pain, so they may be a little grouchy at times. The important aspect of being a healthcare provider is that you show kindness and patience.
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Volunteer

May 2016 - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked being able to interact with the patients and help them in their rehabilitation process.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to volunteer more often.

Advice

I would suggest trying to get the most out of your experience. Ask questions! The therapists are there to help you learn.
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CNA

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I love patient care and loved learning about rehabilitation.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more CNA’s on our floor.

Advice

I would tell others that you get very personal with people, it is not for everyone.
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Physical Therapy Volunteer

May - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Gaining a practical understanding of what the physical therapy field is like.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a little more hands-on experience.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Health Care Intern

June - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The community and hospitality.

What I wish was different

Paid or more involvement as a PT tech as I increased my knowledge and application skills.

Advice

Take initiative and ask for help when needed.
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rehab tech volunteer

January - April 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked being able to watch professional in their job and being able to interact with patients

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more contact with patients

Advice

volunteer! it is cool to see a real work environment and learn a lot about a future career
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Volunteer in Spinal Cord Injury Gym

April - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved forming relationships with the patients and learning more about the field of Occupational Therapy. Because it was Inpatient Rehab, a lot of the patients stayed there for an extended period of time and I loved being able to form relationships with them and watch them improve week after week.

What I wish was different

I happened to have a volunteer shift on a Friday afternoon, so the gym was often times not busy, so next time I am going to try to get a shift towards the beginning of the week.

Advice

Volunteer early for grad school and volunteer lots in lots of different places! Take time to get to know patients by name and really make the best of the opportunity to learn in a professional setting!
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Occupational Therapy Student Intern

May - July 2018 • Lansing, MI

What I liked

I really enjoyed gaining hands-on experience in the field of work that I hoping to go to graduate school for. I felt very comfortable asking questions with my occupational therapists here and I really liked getting to be a part of such diverse therapy sessions with patients of a variety of diagnoses.

What I wish was different

I personally wish that I had been introduced and more connected with the other interns at Mary Free Bed while I was working there. I feel like we would've learned a lot from each other and also we would've had a lot more people to ask our questions to.

Advice

I would say to ask as many questions as you can and write everything to notice about your experience down. This way you'll be able to reflect on what you learned and look back to it in order to better recall your experience.
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