This has been a very productive and exhilarating week in ISM.
The highlight of my week was the “Annual Independent Study and Mentorship Winter Research Showcase”. Here I was able to network with my peers and have an opportunity to show off my research to visiting professionals and students. It was very comforting to know that there is other ISM students in FRIsco ISD that are sometimes at a complete loss in regards to their ISM journey. For example, I met a Liberty ISM student who is also doing public health, but more specifically focusing on the health psychology. She told me their is not going to be a mentor that is going to fit your exact needs, so “you are going to have to make what you have in your area work”. Thus, have decided that I need to be less picky with my mentor and just have a mentor that somewhat correlated with my field of study.
Moreover, my original work is finally completed. I feel that if a sudden weight has been lifted off my shoulders. As I reflect on my journey, I am proud of my end product, and very excited to implement my work into my final product.
Lastly, I AM going to find a mentor this week! After I talked to the other public health student at showcase, she really changed my outlook on my future mentor and made me more accepting to other field of internal medicine.
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