The Facts:

  • Today was the case presentation that is the culmination of all my experiences at my hospital internship.  (It’s also an indicator I only have three days left at my internship.)
  • My case presentation was not actually a case study singular, it was a case study comparison of two patients. (Something quite new, at least over the past few months.)
  • I was nervous about the length since the times I had clocked over the weekend were less than awesome.
  • I had finally gotten the Powerpoint presentation to present  my comparison columns in the correct order (i.e. left to right–it had previously been bringing up the right column prior to the left.  Go figure.)
  • The presentation was first thing in the morning 8 o’clock in the morning.
  • I was to come early to get everything in order with CI.
  • I was presenting to the entire rehab department.
  • The presentation is not over until two particular rehab department members ask questions (that are either stupid easy or completely over your head depending on the mood).

What Actually Went Down

  • CI made the presentation Just in Time due to a hectic, crazy morning.
  • I was later than I meant to be to get things set up.
  • I was very nervous at the beginning.  More than I thought I would be.
  • My Powerpoint perversely decided to present my columns backwards even though I had it completely fixed. (Curse you Windows!)  And let me tell you, when you’ve rehearsed your presentation (i.e. comparison) order from left to right, going right to left is a bit of a challenge.  Especially when it’s unexpected.  Especially when it’s in front of a large group of people you really want to impress.
  • I said ‘um’ too much.
  • I used too much jargon. (This is another personal goal:  FAIL this time, but hopefully will continue to make progress on this in the future.)
  • I kept clicking the right click button instead of the left click button to move to the next slide.
  • I made some errors in distinguishing certain types of things from other things.
  • I only got a question from one particular rehab member rather than two before the presentation was officially over.

You win some, you lose some, right?  I’m so glad it’s over.  Another thing off the list!

(P.S. The next job crawling post  [The Interview] is about half written, so look for it in a day or two.)