Hospital placements always start early, so the day always starts with an early morning get up. It was hard at first, but you get used to it quickly. The chefs at the house prepare an amazing breakfast to start off the day.
After breakfast, everyone gets on the bus to go to their hospital placements, and the ride took about half an hour. Upon arriving at the hospital, we changed into our scrubs and waited for our mentors. My specific program was focused on surgery, so most of the time in placement was spent shadowing surgeons. When we weren't in the OR, our mentors would prepare lessons or workshops such as suturing pig feet.
Every day placement lasts for 5 hours, and we get back to the house in time for lunch: the chefs would put out leftovers from dinner the previous night.
After lunch, there is normally a fun, optional activity planned for the rest of the afternoon, such as going on a sunset cruise or going to the beach. Then, we would return for some delicious dinner and have free time to spend until lights out.