It’s too bad President Obama isn’t for hire. I tell you–getting people to change their ways is tough! How did he get so many people to follow him so easily? It’s almost unnatural. Usually, getting people to change their ways is like pulling teeth; no one wants to change until it’s absolutely necessary (e.g., when their job/general well-being is on the line). But why is […]
When you’re developing your professional self, you make the effort to attend networking events. When you attend these events other attendees tend to ask you about the plans for your future. To their questions, you often respond with a general structure that outlines where you see yourself in five, ten, fifteen or whatever number of years. You’re content with this answer; so is the person […]
Friday capped off my first full week of work. I am now 10% completed with my internship and have only 9 weeks left. It didn’t hit me how short the summer is until one of my co-workers mentioned it in passing. “Nine more weeks remaining, James.” …Wow, I need to start producing. In support, though, the first week doesn’t really define the entire internship experience–it’s an […]
Who was it that said that hospital managers should always respond to questions, comments and other concerns or inquiries openly with a smile and an accepting manner? Something about low-tech, maybe? Something about scarves? …I wish I could remember. Anyway, Stanford has this thing–this way they teach their staff to communicate with patients, families and other staff members. They call it C-I-CARE, and its process […]
Surprisingly, Stanford Hospital has no atrium. There’s just an entry way and…well, that’s it. You’d think they have something flashy, no? But, over the next several years a large construction project will change that. Pretty soon there will be a new hospital with a new image that patients will enjoy for many years to come.
And so it begins–my summer in California interning at Stanford Hospital. I chose to write a blog because I figure it’ll be the best way to capture my thoughts and impressions of Stanford and California. To tell you the truth, this entire stream-of-consciousness typing is not something that comes easily. On one level I feel like Doogie Howser. On another I feel like a self-absorbed, […]