My last week came around in the blink of an eye, and before I knew it I was finishing up my part of the project; finally completing the mammoth lab report as well as actually conquering the dreaded statistics!
Once the lab report was complete, I had nothing to take my mind off of the looming presentation and I spent a great deal of time practicing what I was going to (hopefully) say in the real thing, and getting some tips from some of the staff.
Wednesday came around far too quickly and before I knew it I was sitting in the meeting room, about to present my findings to a group of pretty important people, but like everyone had assured me, it was over before I knew it and also was nowhere near as bad as I’d expected it to be (thankfully).
After all of this was finally over, I got the chance to shadow staff and develop my understanding of various aspects of the department, being quizzed on all of the things I had learnt over the 8 week period, and also using this time to ask a load more questions to the staff whilst I still had the chance!
On Friday, after making some Thank You brownies for everyone and saying my goodbyes, I spent time reflecting upon the past 8 weeks. From looking back, I feel like every second there was well spent; what with being able to experience first hand what it was like working in a hospital lab, participating in the project which may present some very important findings regarding the hospital practices and also making some great friends, I’d happily do it all again!
I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity, and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped me out over the past couple of months!