Yakima Valley-Personal Narrative Analysis

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Something terrible has just happened. You received a call earlier this afternoon from your mother she informed you that your father has had a terrible accident. He was outside on the tractor doing his daily afternoon chores when something bizarre happened. Your mother found him sitting there unconscious and unresponsive. Fast forward. You’re sitting outside the emergency room of Virginia Mason Memorial waiting on news, any kind of news. It’s packed. There are families everywhere. Everything is loud and noisy—voices everywhere. Children and spouses crying. When all of a sudden you hear frantic voices behind those double doors yelling ‘CODE BLUE, I HAVE A CODE BLUE IN ROOM SIX’. You blanch. Your dad is in room six. You stand suddenly, knowing…show more content…
A great adaptor is somebody who is a versatilists. They are “capable not only of constantly adapting but also of constantly learning and growing” (Friedman 294). Students who attend these schools are on their way to becoming doctors and general practitioners for rural areas. A doctor or general practitioner has “to prepare like someone who is training for the Olympics but doesn’t know what sport they are going to enter. They have to be ready to do anything” (Friedman 294). Why are these so called great adapters good for our valley? It’s quite simple. Having a medical student who is trained in many different fields and aspects gives them more value—they are able to accommodate more patients, especially if they are not specialized in any particular field. Jeremy Graham, a local osteopathic physician and medical school teacher for both WSU and UW, says that “a physician shortage is particularly acute in primary care, especially rural areas” (quoted by Walters). This statement by Graham hits close to home for our valley because it perfectly describes us—we are at a shortage of doctors and general practitioners here in Yakima but with PNWU producing doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) it is possible that this shortage will

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