Jennifer's Personal Notes

Busy Semester

This is my first semester in residence at the school of public health.  All that means they are receiving my tuition money, because I still have a full course-load of midwifery classes in addition to the public health stuff.  So far the semester has been manageable, but I haven’t begun my clinical hours yet. Ask me again in a few weeks.

My program director found a clinical site for me in an urban hospital with a large under served population. My family practice clinical site will be in a more rural area.  And if all goes as planned, I will do a few hours each week in an HIV clinic as well.  Very exciting stuff, but a lot to juggle with 20 credits. I’m trying to get all large projects out of the way now so once the clinical hours begin I won’t feel too stressed.

I was also able to secure a spot for my practicum for the public health school — in Honduras.  So in all things are falling into place.  I’m just ridiculously busy, but I’ve grown accustomed to that.

Jennifer Vanderlaan (Author)