Testimonial: Nicole's Story

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Anonymous
Nicole and the Urogynecologist she interned with for the day
Written by Nicole Marfo


Initially, I was unsure of whether I wanted to participate in the IFAD program because I believed that spending only one day being an intern would not be rewarding, yet, I am glad I decided to continue with the program because that one day turned out to be the best day in my whole semester! I interned with a Urogynecologist at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and I canconfidently say that I enjoyed every moment I spent at that hospital. I was given the opportunity to witness a labor and the highlight of my day was when the nurse that was helping the mother deliver her baby asked me if I wanted to help with the delivering process. I was ecstatic when she asked me to hold one of the mother's legs so that it would be easier for her to push. I honestly believe labor and delivery is such a rewarding field because after 3 hours of witnessing the mother struggle to push, the look on her face when she finally was able to meet her baby boy was priceless. I would most definitely urge anyone who is interested in participating in the IFAD program to follow through with that interest and apply, not only because this program can help you discover what field you are truly interested in, but also because it may lead to a full time internship in the future.