Hi! I have interviews next week for the Methodist internship. One is medsurg at Methodist Metropolitan and the other one is surgical at the Specialty and Transplant hospital. Any info about either of those? Or info about Methodist's internship? Any info would help!
I worked at Methodist main and somedays I was the only actual staff member on the floor with every other nurse being agency or float. It was pretty scary. When I started I had 15 years experience and they are just short of experienced floor nurses. I saw some pretty scary stuff and would go home and cry about how hard it was to provide sound care. I left after a year.
I do know that they were interested in figuring out how to provide more support to the nurses that were new (poor babies). I did learn more as a nurse there than when I worked in teaching hospitals I think because more of the burden fell on me rather than the intern or resident. In that regard it was good. An internship if properly done is wonderful. I did a 9 month internship at the old Hermann Hospital (seriously, I cannot believe how I made it now that I think back) but honestly, it made all the difference for me in the long run and I had so many learning opportunities. Methodist has a ton of CNS, MSN nurses that mentor so make them stick to the plan and you will be fine. Just don't let them throw you into the fire early. Oh, the staff that floated from MSTH always said they liked it better over there.
The docs are for the most part very cool there. The renal guys (and 1 female) are real good teachers if you ask questions. Wanted to add that because it makes a difference. Avoid the MD with "Gold" in her name. urrghhh!
Last edit by aaspender on Jun 24, '10
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