So here we are- almost one full week in Nome! It’s nearly impossible to fully describe everything thus far…but I’ll try my best for all you lovely readers 🙂
(here’s a little taste of this beautiful state…stay tuned for more info on this!!)
This week began with our supervisors picking us up at the Nome airport. They only get in two planes per day…so it wasn’t too hard figuring out when to come get the interns:)
We first got a quick tour, and were treated to a delicious meal at the Bering Sea Bar and Grill. Another intern and myself decided on the reindeer sausage omelette- which was fabulous! A fluffy omelette filled with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and reindeer sausage! (When in Nome right?) We then spent the rest of Monday getting ourselves acclimated to our new surroundings and exploring the town a bit. Tuesday started bright and early at the hospital at 8 am, where we ate a great breakfast at the Fireweed Cafe, which is actually open to the public! The food was surprisingly super tasty, as I was expecting stereotypical “hospital food”. The cafe includes a daily fruit bar, along with things like hard boiled eggs, breakfast burritos, potato pancakes and…FREE COFFEE. Honestly, I’m pretty sure all of us interns are way too excited about unlimited coffee. After that, we spent the rest of the day at the “new employee” orientation. Fun stuff 😛 The rest of the week was spent going over all the projects and different areas we’ll be involved in in our relatively short 2 months here. A little overwhelming, but even more so- quite exciting! Aside from our multiple Summercise classes, a few of the things we’ll be working on will be the Diabetes Prevention Program, shadowing counseling sessions, volunteering for the food pantry and creating recipes using their food items, learning how to use a Cholestec machine and how to read lipid panels, as well as have a couple chances to speak on KNOM, the radio station here! They are going to keep us super busy for sure…but I couldn’t be happier with the amount of experiences we’re going to be exposed to.
That’s all for today y’all…I’m going to finish enjoying this gorgeous Sunday! I know that the free time we have right now is precious, and I’m not taking it for granted!
Peace and love to you all 🙂