My name is Andile Ngubo who interned at Research Unit in Edendale hospital and was under the supervisor Rusha Govender, who’s a Research Psychologist at the research unit conducting research on male medical circumcision, and also working with WhizzKids United with stats and along with Phindile who’s a Data Capturer at WhizzKids United.
During my placement here at the Edendale hospital on my first day I started out with my supervisor showing me around the hospital and the different places which she works with, including male medical centre (where circumcision takes place), the doctor in charge of her research (Dr. Wilson) which was cool and how she basically moves the cheques for her study. She showed me how to appropriately conducted myself in an internship yeah that was something else but I believe I understand it better. My basic day to day work included working with the MMC worksheets and uploading them onto a Excel spreadsheet, I had an office and got to use a lap-top which was nice because I had most interns do not get such opportunities but all was appreciated.
Other things which I did were assisting Phindile with the Academy Stats and also helping Prudence and Vuyo at the front desk from time to time but that’s about it, I got to understand more about the academy and the different jobs that are done here. The fun part was that I understood how the stats are compiled and used, mostly because it was a challenge.