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UAB Medicine

Research Assistant

April 2020 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I like learning different methods used to do research. I like analyzing data.

What I wish was different

It is all good.

Advice

I learn doing animal surgery.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

November 2020 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

Hands-on experience with experiments and reviewing papers

What I wish was different

Advice

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Patient Registration Specialist

April 2019 • Montgomery, AL

What I liked

I love the experience of being able to help patients and still able to attend school at the same time with no conflict, and that my manager encourages continuing education all the time.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have taken this job sooner.

Advice

One piece of advice is that it isn't necessary about the money you make at your job but it is about the experiences you learn from your that makes it easy to work for a wonderful company.
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Huntsville Rural Pre-medical Intern

June - July 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunities to shadow various physicians and healthcare professionals which allowed me to experience the full scope of how a physician's office operates and learn about rural medicine.

What I wish was different

There is a two week break in the middle of the internship where you shadow a hometown physician in the city you are from. This is a little inconvenient if you do not live close to Huntsville.

Advice

Go into the internship ready to learn everything you can. There are amazing networking and learning opportunities
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Phlebotomist

May 2016 • Bessemer, AL

What I liked

Quick application and return call

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

I would encourage others to seek out employment with UAB
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Research Crew

May - July 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I loved the people I surrounded myself with. They made it fun to work and to continue learning everyday.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Patient Care Technician

September 2018 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I received first-hand experience on working in the ED and enjoyed working with a diverse population of patients.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you are trying to find a job as a tech in a specific unit, try e-mailing the Nurse Manager of that unit or ask any nurse/tech you know if their unit is hiring.
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Health Care Manager

September 2008 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

Doing clinical research

What I wish was different

The supervisor did not provide any guidance and had me completing the task I did not understand and beyond an assistants role. No understanding of that my education came first, and that's why my title was a student assistant with flexible hours.

Advice

People are more concerned about their reputation and have forgotten how to be great leaders that inspire their employees.
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Student Asssistant

June 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Always be willing to ask questions, because it is one thing to learn how to do one of the procedures that are part of your job, but it is a totally different thing to understand the basis of each step and the purpose it's done. This will not only enrich your experience but also help you later be able to apply the skills you learned at this job to another job. Additionally, there is no such thing as a dumb question. Nobody laughed at me for asking anything. As a matter of fact, they were all happy to explain.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

December 2018 - August 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I loved the ability to gain research experience while being paid for my time in lab

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to continue the project longer

Advice

Apply to any/ all research positions that interest you. It is a great way to network and improve interview skills and laboratory skills.
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Student Assistant

May 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I appreciated the experience of being in a medical office I got at this position. I learned a lot about administrative skills and how to communicate with patient's families.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Patient Care Tech

July 2004 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

Taking care of people.

What I wish was different

That Psych/detox patients had somewhere stable to go instead of boarding in the ER holding up beds for the really sick people in the waiting room, so the wait time won't be 6-8 hours long. Better pay...

Advice

I love what I do and u make the best of it. U really learn it's not just about the money but helping others and making them smile.
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Pre-Med Intern

June - July 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I loved shadowing all the different specialties in different areas around the communities. We saw multiple rural and urban clinics along with bigger hospital settings that really opened doors to where I would want to work in the future. The lunch seminars with various physicians, admissions committee members, and staff were amazing because you could form connections with so many different people and really understand what you’re walking into.

What I wish was different

I think seeing more urban areas, especially those with larger ethnic populations and multicultural backgrounds would have been a good contrast to the rural focus. It’s important to see both sides and recognize the specific differences between urban and rural patients. Even though they face similar issues when it comes to healthcare, they do so for different reasons.

Advice

Make a journal about every single day. Take short notes on what you did, who the speakers were and especially why whatever you saw was impactful. Not everything is going to strike a chord and that’s okay. It’s not about remembering the diagnosis or the patients. You want to remember the relationships and conversations and all the little mannerisms that you won’t learn otherwise.
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Research

June - July 2018 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I loved being in the Operating Room, for most of my time there.

What I wish was different

More shadowing experiences

Advice

Network as much as possible .
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Medical Student Intern

June - July 2018 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

Shadowing

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It was great
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