I worked as a renal dietitian for a little over 6 years. I loved the patients, families, and nephrology team I was able to work with. My team helped me grow from a recent graduate and new RD into an experienced, renal RD. They mentored me and helped me grow professionally.
The nephrologists (aka kidney doctors) let me sit in on renal rounds. I learned a ton from rounding on all the patients. I was fortunate to work in a teaching hospital. The physicians were very kind and patient to answer all my questions. Eventually, the nephrologists let me lead teaching rounds! I had the opportunity to teach medical residents about nutrition for kidney disease.
My social worker was such a blessing! She taught me how to be a better listener and grow as young medical professional. She also helped me find ways to get formula covered for patients with financial needs. I think she is a fairy godmother disguised as a social worker! Happy National Social Work Month!
|repost from @nationalkidneyfoundation|
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