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.)?

Cynthia, Midway

I am about halfway through my shadowing experience for this summer. It has been an enlightening experience so far. I have been able to view Dr. Cataldo during a mixture of surgeries and in the clinic. I have experienced firsthand … Continue reading

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Ruchir, Midway

The past few weeks have been very exciting and very eye-opening for me at MGH. The amount that I have seen and the amount I have learned so far have surpassed some of the expectations I had going into this … Continue reading

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Danni, Midway

In the past month and a half, I had been working very closely with Dr. Edelson on some research projects. Because Dr. Edelson’s clinical shift doesn’t start until July, I haven’t had any clinical exposure yet. However, I have learned … Continue reading

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Matthew, Midway Point

My new environment has been interesting, informative, and enriching. I absolutely love Dr. Cataldo, his dedication coupled with his intelligence and kindness have really made me feel welcomed. I am really happy that I was given this opportunity. My preconceptions … Continue reading

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Justin, Midway Point

My last few weeks in the hospital have been such a great learning experience. In many ways the hospital is what I expected; however, I have also learned a lot. I have been exposed to some of the realities of … Continue reading

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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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