Internship Corner – Student Quote

My internship affirmed and also changed what I want to do in the future. I am still confident I want to go to medical school, but I have also realized that as a doctor I want to focus more on primary care than research. While research is very interesting, it took some time finding a sense of accomplishment in the small experiments. We did, however, make a significant discovery involving a couple genes so I got to view the excited and satisfying feeling that research also has to offer. I’m glad that I got to see both sides, so I know that I could do only research if I had to, but I also think that I would be happier interacting with patients and seeing more immediate improvement.  (UW student)

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall