Working my way up

By:Emily Silman


My name is Emily Silman and this is my third year in Tel Yehudah as a Hamamah camper. Being in the oldest age group, Hamamah has the opportunity to experience several jobs that we have at camp as interns. For example, campers who interned at omanut (art), experienced what it was like to work in the art department. This year, my friend Nicole and I thought that it would be interesting to intern in the mirpa’ah. the nurse’s office. So, we offered the idea to our counselors and they added the mirpa’ah to the internship list. Nicole and I are very passionate about the medical field so we eagerly put the mirpa’ah as our first choice for the internship.

The next day, we were told that we got the internship at the mirpa’ah and we had no clue what to expect. Nicole and I went to the internship on the first day with two other campers and we met Nadia, Michael, and Julia, the nurses in the mirpa’ah. They ended up to be some of the kindest people I have ever met and they taught the interns a lot about the nursing field. Additionally, we also engaged in many hands on activities with the nurses that were fun, yet educational. For example, we learned how to clean a wound properly and how to wrap up a body part in case of an injury. We also packed emergency bags and learned a lot about different medications. Michael and Nadia also taught us how to make the perfect bed for a patient and the other interns and I had a contest .Who would make the best bed? Lastly, my favorite activity was a diagnosis simulation where Michael and Nadia pretended to be campers and the interns had to treat them. All in all, this was definitely one of the best experiences I had at camp and I would recommend anyone who is interested in medicine to join this internship and to have just as great of a time as I did.

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