Category Archives: Midway Point

What are your impressions/thoughts/emotions around your new environment, both in and out of the workplace?
How does the medical field differed from university/academic life?
What skills are you building as a result of this shadowing experience? How will they be transferable (to academics, future career plans, on/off campus involvement, etc.)?

Tracy – Midway Point

It’s been about 3 weeks ever since my internship started, and to be honest, this has been a much more valuable experience than I ever thought it would! My main task has been to populate a RedCap database with patient … Continue reading

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Jasmine – Midway Point

We having been working as research assistants for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reproductive Surgery for about a month now. The main goal of this program is to encourage women to build the courage and be comfortable with health problems that … Continue reading

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Monica – Midway Point

I can’t believe it’s already halfway through! I’ve seen so many incredible procedures and interactions, met and had conversations with various people, and have gained so much knowledge these past few weeks. The first day I began shadowing was probably … Continue reading

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Cameron – Midway Point

In my earlier post I noted my uncertainty and tentative excitement for the summer ahead, and while waiting for my badge to be printed on my first day, I found myself again filled with these feelings — and with a … Continue reading

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Penh – Midway Point

It has been four weeks since I first started shadowing Dr. Cataldo. I had initially felt nervous and unsure going into my first day but all that has changed. Dr. Cataldo along with the other doctors, nurses and residents have … Continue reading

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Midway Point (Taisha)

While I anticipated that I would feel somewhat nervous on my first day of shadowing, I had thought that my previous shadowing experience would help ease me into this new shadowing position. That was not the case because though it … Continue reading

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Midway Point

MGH has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. While my experience is focused on the clinical research aspect in colorectal surgery and pelvic floor disorders, I was lucky enough to have my first day be spent shadowing in the OR with … Continue reading

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Midway Point

The first day of shadowing didn’t happen too long ago, but after that first day, I felt pretty put off. The doctor that I’m shadowing is a colorectal doctor, so there wasn’t much I could do to prepare myself for … Continue reading

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Midway Point

This new environment was definitely much different than I had anticipated it to be. My surgeons conduct their pre and post op visits in their clinic (and surgeries at outpatient centers, or in nearby hospitals like Cedars-Sinai), and from day … Continue reading

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Midway Point – Ariel Lee

Today marks my fourth week of shadowing Dr. Cataldo in the Colo-Rectal Surgery department. It amazes me that I have already spent over eighty hours in the OR and clinic, and also that I oddly feel at ease with observing … Continue reading

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