In the past 18 months, I have continued to shadow various physicians across a variety of specialties that serve different communities. Each time, I am amazed at their ability to heal patients with various ailments. This sense of wonder leaves me wanting to learn more and motivates me to eventually become a physician that has the ability to heal all of these patients as well. In addition, I have shadowed physicians for their full twelve-hour shifts, so I have seen all of the aspects of the career. Though there may be some less desirable aspects, such as the required time spent completing charts, I realize the importance of it.
First, we are clinicians to which these patients seek for our expertise to address their health problems. Secondly, we are diagnosticians whereby we seek the underlying causes of our patient’s health issues. Third, we are educators to which we help our patients cope and understand their health conditions. And lastly, we aspire to be the catalyst for a positive change in our patient’s concept of wellness and health. And truly, when we achieve our roles as catalysts for change for our patients we exude the transformative power of physical
I am certainly privileged to work with and learn from these prominent leaders in healthcare. As a board certified Pathologist Assistant, my new office is in the Surgical Pathology laboratory. It is here that I encounter many different disease processes and provide prognostic information to clinicians. While I never will meet any of the impacted patients, I will literally hold a life-changing moment for them in my hands. Pathologist Assistants are some of the most highly trained health professionals in laboratory medicine.
Through my studies of human expression and its reflection of how people deal with world events in different ways, I developed sensitivity to other worldviews that continues to prove useful through my daily interactions with people of different backgrounds. I have learned that just like art, medicine involves pattern recognition and derives insight from experiences. Similarly, what I especially enjoy about being a medical assistant is interacting with patients on a daily basis and getting to be a part of their medical experiences, even if it is just by lending an ear. The experiences on my path to a career in medicine have made me want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of those around me – a difference that leaves my patients in a better condition than they were in before I met them.
Abraham Flexner’s contributions to medical education continue to impact the medical field today. The Flexner Report increased the average quality of educated physicians, made medicine a well-respected profession, and created guide-lines and standards subject to state regulations to name a few. He also co-founded The Institute for Advanced Study which continues to research humanity and the complexities of the physical
Hence, I joined the same hospital as a hospitalist, which has been an extraordinary experience and I am glad that I made this decision because exposure to diverse pathology, higher volume and faster pace helped expand boundaries of my responsibilities, solidified my confidence in my skills. I am becoming increasingly comfortable with challenges of time and resource management. It has broadened my vision as an internist because to be a good rheumatologist, it is elementary to be a sound internist. To understand the dynamics of executive aspect of modern medicine and its quality control, I regularly participate in the peer review committee, antibiotic steward ship committee and physician leadership
As a volunteer I have taken part in organising numerous local art and music festivals, as well as international sports competitions, which have improved my problem solving and quick reaction skills in difficult situations. Shadowing an orthopaedic doctor in Traumatology and Orthopaedics Clinic of Tartu University Hospital gave me an opportunity to get an insight into the career of a professional physician. I got a chance to see many traumatology patients with various lower limb and joint injuries, how orthopaedic surgeries (e.g. total hip and knee
I write this letter on behalf of Levi Johnson in support of his desire to pursue the profession of a Physician Assistant. I have spent one on one time with this United States Army Veteran serving war time and peacetime unselfishly. I too am a U.S. Navy Veteran starting my career in the year of 1986 as a Hospital Corpsman for twelve years. In 1995 I achieved my degree as a Physician Assistant followed by a Direct Commission to the rank of Officer serving ten more years.
“Riverside Pediatric Associates” Case Study Week 15 Questions and Answers Kellie R. Fowler Terra State Community College “Riverside Pediatric Associates” Case Study Week 15 Question and Answers Question 1. Assume you are Sanchez or Hudson and plan to implement immediate organizational change within the practice. Where would you start? What steps would you take? Daft, R. L. (2014).
The patient, a defensive halfback for his college football team, was injured during a ply. He was rushed to the emergency department of a small, accredited community hospital where the only physician on emergency duty that day was Dr. Alexander, a general practitioner. Alexander had not treated a major leg fracture for 3 years. The physician examined the patient and ordered an X-ray that revealed that the tibia and the fibula of the right leg had been fractured.
Ms. Conley is a sixty-two-year old African American female with a history of Schizophrenia. She was referred for Mental Health Skilling Services by the case manager at Tuckers Psychiatric Hospital after she had been hospitalized for twenty-two days at the hospital due to her acute psychotic symptoms. Prior to Ms. Conley’s most recent hospitalization she was living independently in her own home where she was struggling with being able to recognize personal danger as evidenced by her placing unsafe items in the electric shock (at least once a month); noncompliance of medication treatment (daily); delusions that individuals are plotting against her (daily) which results in her acting out in an aggression manner; and spending a disproportionate amount