Final Self-Assessment During the FNP III rotation, the student has seen many patients who have complex chronic illnesses than other two rotations that she completed for the FNP I and FNP II courses. The student had many opportunities to independently interview and exam the patients, then come up with differential diagnoses and treatment plan based on the pertinent and impertinent information and evidence-based practice. The preceptor, Dr. Jeanne-Elyse Cedeno, a medical physician/owner of the clinical site, always encouraged the student to think as a primary care provider in many ways. In this paper, the student is going to discuss the progress of the eight objectives (see Appendix A for details), discuss her personal growth and development in the nurse practitioner role, provide the information on what she learned in the clinical that will be valuable to her future practice, and describe any missed opportunities that she did not get out of this experiences as expected, discuss for areas of improvement in the future clinical rotation, and the summarize the final evaluation with her preceptor. By the end of the clinical rotation, the student has met objective
I took this job at Skyline specifically to learn more about a hospital environment and how hospitals run. The techs a shadowed during this observation were amazing people that share with me valuable information. During slow times they would help me with school options and where they went to school, and what they liked about it and what they didn’t. Everyone seemed very excited about my interest in radiology and was more than happy to answer any questions that I had. The techs I shadowed seemed happy to have me tag along in their exams and made sure to explain anything that I didn’t understand.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department. I helped around and talked to a lot of people in the medical profession and I observed how they communicated with each other. I saw the benefits of good communication and how it can positively improve the work environment. And I saw how negative communication can distract from what really matters; providing safe and reliable care for the patients. So coming into this project I wanted to take what I had observed and
Furthermore, during my time in college I have been on several work experience in different residential care homes. Moreover, developing the skills I have gained from past experiences will not only allow me to progress on this course but also support me in providing the best quality of care. The passion I have in helping others will also maintain me too continuously deliver the 6 C’s of nursing that is stated in the Francis Report. During my time on placement in the care home, I enjoyed talking to each resident individually and putting into practice what I learnt in my communication lessons, I enjoyed developing relationships with them as they would tell me stories about themselves. The idea of supporting vulnerable people and ensuring their medical, physical and emotional requirements are met and full-filled is very vital to
Now, I know a great deal more on how to become an orthopedic surgeon. It requires different skills, of which the most important ones are how to treat minor injuries, to understand and use medical terms when needed, and to be able to recognize what type of injury the patient has. In my opinion, to become an orthopedic surgeon requires one to be ready and enjoy assisting others . This work experience gave me an opportunity to understand how work is like. I would warmly recommend other students to take this internship, as they would be as welcomed by the doctors as I
Experience determines who we become, therefore I think a medical student should learn and explore new things, and also meet different kinds of people such as from different countries, culture and backgrounds. I think that everyone has a different definition of a “good doctor” but for me a good doctor is someone that treat his/her patient well and do his/her best to cure the patient not only physically but also
My aim is to pursue a master’s degree in the field of epidemiology, specializing in statistical epidemiology. My focus will be on the methods for clinical and translational of the research, and critical reading of epidemiologic literature. Studying epidemiology will familiarize me with the research techniques which are crucial for me as medical doctor and to the patients. My passion in the field of medical research started from my 4th year at medical school, when together with my colleagues I led a survey that
This idea was reinforced during my clinical experience in United States as a medical student. Having been exposed to the immense diversity of the patients and diseases I was certain to pursue my training here. Greeting Hispanic patients with “Hola” and “Como Estas” from a non-native speaker like me would make them smile. I believe that building a good rapport while making a patient happy is an important aspect of medicine. Rotating in the US clinical setting has not only helped me to pass Step 2 CS exam but also made me more comfortable with the american bedside manners and the electronic medical record
Having to take on this role instilled the quality of compassion and empathy within me as I carefully observed the physician’s kind and professional treatment of their patients, including my parents. It also exposed me to role models to look up to as someone who aspires to be a knowledgeable and confident physician. Thus, my parents’ dependence on me inspired my love for practicing medicine as a means of helping people in need and spurred my interest in volunteering and shadowing at hospitals and
After observing these providers, I became increasingly intrigued by the profession. After a lot of research into this profession and shadowing multiple anesthetists, I knew I had found my calling. During my time at the Children’s Hospital, I learned that the Anesthesiologist Assistant is a skilled medical professional who works as part of the anesthesia care team in the operating room and receives direction from an Anesthesiologist. They have an extensive amount of training in the induction and maintenance of different anesthetics and also advanced monitoring techniques that allow them to keep the patient safe throughout the procedure. They are skilled providers who have training in inserting invasive catheters used for monitoring patient’s vitals, trained in advanced airway and life support techniques, and prepare an anesthetic plan with the licensed Anesthesiologist.
Morehouse School of Medicine is an appealing option for pursuing my medical education. When reading Morehouse’s mission statement, improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities grasped my attention. My clinical experiences revolve around communities that are underserved, and sharing the same mission as Morehouse is key to becoming the physician I aspire to be. One of the things that stood out to me about Morehouse is the student run Good Samaritan Health Center. I am very interested about being involved with God Samaritan, because it is akin to the Siloam Family Health Center that I volunteer at, and it is an embodiment of Morehouse’s mission.
In my undergraduate psychology, we are taught the importance of good listening and communication skills which makes the patient feel important, comfortable and establishes a good doctor-patient relationship. My psychology training allowed me to improve my interpersonal skills that will certainly aid me in your residency program. During my clinical rotations, and observerships in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, I was extremely fortunate to work with professors and physicians that were more than willing to share their knowledge and wisdom with me. From teaching students in medical school to currently tutoring students for USMLE, I have always tried to pass on that knowledge. Throughout my career, I have recognized, learning is
The reason behind these two places is that, at medical school you are inspiring the youth who aspires to be a medical doctor. A speaker at medical conferences is because it means that physician is sharing their new research with others. The fourth thing that I would ask is what is their treatment philosophy? This will give me an idea about what should I expect when I get ill. I am a curious person, so when I am sick I want to be able to predict how the doctor might treatment me or say to me.
In high school, I became interested in social justice work when I did a month long volunteer service trip to India. As I researched what kind of careers would interests me, I discovered nursing brought these two worlds that I love together. My clinical experience is diverse. I had the opportunity to work in various well known hospitals in the greater Boston area. During my preceptorship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on the acute psychiatric unit, I managed up to 6 patients with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders along with managing their medical conditions.