Overall, my experiences shadowing various physicians have given me a better understanding of what a career in medicine actually looks like day to day. In my time with Dr. Holden, I saw how large teams of health care professionals work together in the operating room and outside of it to allow for the efficient performance of many surgeries back to back. My experience shadowing in Peru gave me a greater understanding of how their health care system functions, especially the interaction between the public and private sector. I also saw, in my time with Dr. Muñoz, how a lack of access to primary care greatly impacts people's lives as minor issue are allowed to become serious problems due to the disparities that exist. With Dr. Marroquin, I gained
Since starting, I have step-by-step integrated myself into various aspects of the clinic, although I admit that I still have a lot to learn. I plan on volunteering there long after this internship is over, so hopefully those things will eventually come. Volunteering there has illustrated the joy of healthcare that I have always imagined. Even if the private sector of healthcare is like Maliheh, as a doctor, I will make volunteer work a core tenet of my life. These experiences over my internship have helped contribute to that burning desire.
In my time volunteering at the hospital, I hope to gain many different experiences. However, there are a few main ones: adaptation through enrichment and dependability. First of all, I want to get to know and adapt to the environment of the hospital and learn how different processes work. This is a crucial part of being in the atmosphere of a clinic. Also, the experiences that I will have at the hospital will help me to understand the routines and entailments of the career I would like to pursue. I hope to become a Physician’s Assistant in the future and this will be the best way to know if it is the right position for me. This enrichment of my understanding will help guide my passion for this career path and hopefully strengthen it.
Through the many trips that my family has taken to the hospital due to various reasons, I have become fond of the hospital and its many wonders. After all the things that the medical field has done for me and my family, I decided to contribute to my local hospital to volunteer and help out those who pay visits to the hospital. Through my exposure to various clinical populations, I want to improve my ability to serve others in this capacity that can guide me towards the medical profession in the future.
clinical setting; so I decided to do some shadowing with different healthcare professionals before making a commitment. I had mainly shadowed medical doctors in the beginning but their careers did not attract me. Their involvement with the patient was
Shadowing physicians with drastically different doctoring styles and personalities helped me understand more than just the daily workload but also which doctoring style I prefer. I also learned that physicians need to work as a team with other physicians, nurses, medical staff and patients. I glimpsed at their busy schedules and found that physicians worked in the wards and in the clinic, took on-call duties every other weekend, filed their own billing and charting, covered each other, while still making time for their families. Being exposed to this has helped solidify my aspirations to one day become an effective and balanced physician. I aspire to be a physician who remembers the details, takes time to discuss treatment, and has a broad
Everything that I am currently learning from my senior clinics is helping me improve on skills that I still need to work on. Seeing my mentor perform the skills ill be doing anytime soon, gives me an introduction on what to expect. The experiences that I am gaining are going
Prior to walking in, my expectations for what I was about to partake in and experience were all over the place. I didn’t know whether to expect the absolute worst types of situations going on such as people being rushed into medical rooms or the most basic situations such as patients waiting for a strep throat test. I did expect to see a wide range of patients in terms of race, class, age, and gender. Contrary to the patients, I didn’t expect to see a wide range of race, class, age, and gender within the staff. I expected to see mostly female nurses, and male doctors, majority being Caucasian and middle age. I didn’t expect there to be that much security or any type of possible crime that could go on within a medical facility. I expected the waiting area and facility to be very large, large enough to accommodate a lot of patients at once. Lastly, I expected that taking our field notes would be a challenge because writing notes down in front of patients would be awkward and during interviews it would be hard to conduct a good interview while writing the whole time.
In recent years, there have been increased efforts to improve the state of healthcare in the United States. Despite spending much more than any other high-income countries on healthcare each year, the United States is behind many other countries when it comes to overall health status (Squires & Anderson, 2015). There have been several new policies set forth to improve patient outcomes while also cutting costs. In addition to excess spending, there are also concerns regarding the increased demand for healthcare as the baby boomers continue to age (Song & Ferris, 2018). To address these challenges, officials are working toward utilizing advanced practice nurse practitioners (APRNs) to act as healthcare providers for the growing population of
EVALUATION The good thing in my experience would be that I got to have the experience of doing interviews and I actually enjoyed it. I also gained more confidence in interacting with my patients.
One of my key goals after graduation is to get into a nurse practitioner (NP) program, and eventually to practice successfully as an NP. The teamwork skills listed will likely be most applicable after school, and the writing skills would help me more generally as I take later classes for my bachelors and later graduate level courses.
In this paper I will describe the client scenario from my first six days of clinical practice at the medical ward of Eagle Ridge Hospital. I will reflect upon the salient learning experience received during the first 6 shifts at Eagle Ridge Hospital. I will explore the personal meaning of my clinical experience and will identify the plans for the next set of shifts.
I just want to let you know that I have not been granted access to you computer system yet. According to STEP 5, I am supposed to receive an email from your MCIT department trough an umich.edu account. However, I don’t have an umich.edu account. Also, I have not received a signed ID Request Form for a MCard ID badge.
Patient Communication What is Patient Communication? Why is it so important to build a solid relationship between a physician and a patient? When a patient visits a physician, if a comfortable relationship has not been initially developed, the patient may struggle in explaining any problems that they are experiencing. When a doctor and a patient create a professional, yet pleasant relationship, this immediately allows the patient to feel a sense of trust when speaking about personal complications. Although the experience and knowledge of a physician is very important in effectively determining and assisting in the matter, a reliable relationship can also affect the outcome. By establishing a relationship between a physician and a
6. What can I do to help you meet your goals for this experience? It is obvious that all of our instructors have a common goal, which is for all of us to learn as much as we possibly can. I honestly think that by allowing as many opportunities as possible to see and experience as much as possible will help us all learn from our clinical experiences.