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Han Kang, Pre-Departure

I am very excited to begin my work under Dr. Milena Weinstein and Dr. Youngwu Kim at the MGH urogynecology unit. My correspondence with Dr. Kim has been very positive so far, and I am excited to start our research.  … Continue reading

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Yifu Zhang, Final Thoughts

The summer ended too quickly. Brandeis Shadowing Program gave me a great opportunity to interact with patients and to learn about the life of a doctor or a nurse practitioner(NP). I enjoyed seeing the processes and difficulties that they faced on a … Continue reading

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Yifu Zhang, Midway Point

My Brandeis Shadowing Program is located at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). MGH is amazing, and everybody was professional and helpful. I got to review patient’s histories and help with a few clinical research in the general surgery department. I also got … Continue reading

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Yifu Zhang, Pre-Departure

Hi, my name is Yifu and I am an undergraduate student at Brandeis University. I am very passionate about the Health Profession and my goal is to pursue an M.D. after my time at Brandeis. Through the Brandeis Shadowing Program, I want to get … Continue reading

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Sasha Gershman, Final Thoughts

I am very thankful to Dr. Sbayi and his OR throughput committee who gave me the opportunity to learn and participate in not only such a fascinating, but very important quality initiative project. This quality initiative project was one that … Continue reading

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Sasha Gershman, Midway Point

Through my research rotation with Dr. Sbayi, I am very thankful for the opportunity to not only learn about all of the research components, but for the chance to be able to practice these skills first hand. Dr. Sbayi provided … Continue reading

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Sasha Gershman, Pre-departure

  I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to shadow Dr. Sbayi at Stony Brook University Hospital this summer. I am very interested in learning more about general emergency surgery and specifically, how it manages to exist as such a … Continue reading

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Jenna Ye, Final Thoughts

On the last day of my shadowing experience with Dr. Sher and his PA’s, I had the opportunity to visit the OR personally to experience two types of surgeries, open inguinal hernia repairs and cholecystectomies (which is otherwise known as … Continue reading

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Jenna Ye, Midpoint

Over the past two weeks, the shadowing experience with Dr. Sher and his PA’s (Maggie and Jonathan) have been very enlightening in regards to the differences in patient interaction and procedure undertakings between the two fields. Physician assistants typically approach … Continue reading

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Jenna Ye, Pre-departure 

 This summer shadowing experience with Dr. Marc Sher at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center will take place in two main areas of the hospital, the OR and the doctor’s office. I will be able to experience, from a first-hand … Continue reading

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