Reflection On Medical Shadowing

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Over the course of the past few years I had the privilege of shadowing Dr. Ghandi M. Saadeh and Dr. Ravi C. Kahatapitiya at Sentara Leigh Hospital. I was able to spend a substantial amount of time with both and I consider each man a great leader and mentor. The medical shadowing experience changed my views not only as a student, but as a person in general. I was taught the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and how to successful build bonds with people both in the office and outside of it. Both continuously conveyed that a patient should be viewed as a friend and each should receive the same level of respect and treatment no matter what the cause is. I learned to remain calm, stay positive and realize that I can accomplish anything
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