Poster or Presentation Title

Doctor for a Day

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Biomedical Science

Abstract

When you were a child did you play doctor’s office? Find some clothes and props around the house to make it seem more real? I did, but this time I was actually in not only a doctor’s office but a hospital, Bedford Memorial Hospital. I had the honor of shadowing and observing Dr. Andrew Pieleck who is a general family physician and specialized in sports medicine. I shadowed him throughout his practice from May to June of 2016, acquiring a total of 120 hours. During this internship I kept a journal with reflections on what kind of patients we saw, the procedures I had the ability to observe, and the general duties of a physician, in order to give me a sense of where I hope to end up in my career. In this poster, I will give an overview of the various experiences I was able to witness first hand. For example, being able to understand the utilization of different cortisone injections for aches and pains, such as carpal tunnel or sore joints. I also learned about the synvisc injection, a new procedure in medicine used to inject artificial joint fluid for patients to ease their arthritis. During these procedures I was able to recall the anatomy of the human body, what to look for when injecting a patient, and the proper technique. The greatest experience I took away from this entire opportunity was the interaction between myself and the patients. The main objective for the patient and their doctor is not only their care, but personal interaction in order to reach the best treatment option needed. I will share more of this experience with you, through a poster presentation.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Christine Terry

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Doctor for a Day

When you were a child did you play doctor’s office? Find some clothes and props around the house to make it seem more real? I did, but this time I was actually in not only a doctor’s office but a hospital, Bedford Memorial Hospital. I had the honor of shadowing and observing Dr. Andrew Pieleck who is a general family physician and specialized in sports medicine. I shadowed him throughout his practice from May to June of 2016, acquiring a total of 120 hours. During this internship I kept a journal with reflections on what kind of patients we saw, the procedures I had the ability to observe, and the general duties of a physician, in order to give me a sense of where I hope to end up in my career. In this poster, I will give an overview of the various experiences I was able to witness first hand. For example, being able to understand the utilization of different cortisone injections for aches and pains, such as carpal tunnel or sore joints. I also learned about the synvisc injection, a new procedure in medicine used to inject artificial joint fluid for patients to ease their arthritis. During these procedures I was able to recall the anatomy of the human body, what to look for when injecting a patient, and the proper technique. The greatest experience I took away from this entire opportunity was the interaction between myself and the patients. The main objective for the patient and their doctor is not only their care, but personal interaction in order to reach the best treatment option needed. I will share more of this experience with you, through a poster presentation.