As I sit here, in my hometown coffee shop, I realize that I haven't been on to blog in quite some time! Let me give a brief rundown of some updates.
- My last clinical was 11/7/20 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. During my time there, I was able to partake in an amazing Medical/Surgical clinical experience. It was well-rounded, comprehensive, and meaningful.
- I returned back home from campus on 11/14/20. The remainder of my in-person classes had finished and quite frankly, there was no longer a reason for me to remain on campus
This year, prior to being allowed to leave campus, there was a series of things that had to be done for residential students. This list includes, but is not limited to:
- Packing up all your belongings in your dorm room. NU Residential Life provided students with an unlimited (well, to a point) supply of cardboard boxes with the expectation that all belongings that you would be choosing to leave in your room for the next two months would be packed in these boxes. The rationale behind this was in the chance that we are unable to return to campus, it would be significantly easier to retrieve items from the dorms- as opposed to having a ridiculously long process, as we saw last spring during the emergent shutdown.
- Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test a maximum of 10 days prior to your departure from campus.
- Return your NU room key!
While some of these steps may seem redundant or silly, they are clearly important for the overall safety of the students and community members.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy break from campus!