Thursday, December 11, 2008

A day in the life of an intern







Well, not actually a day, but just a couple of hours. My old friend Jordana Goren was kind enough to let me shadow her today to see what life is like for an intern on our medicine service. You need to understand that this presents a major case of cognitive dissonance for me because my major interaction over the years with Jordana was as her soccer coach when she was a teenager.

Like many hospitals, we have a great training program here, and it was good to see it close-up and watch the interaction of this intern with her second year resident, her co-intern, her attending, the nurses, the housekeepers, an interpreter, and others. I could have stayed all day, except that it was just too much work . . . and I needed to get back to the easy pace of the executive office.

Anyway, here are some pictures showing Jordana figuring out which address to use in the vacuum tube system to send a blood sample to the lab; with the help of nurse Jennifer Donovan trying to find an artery take a sample for repeat blood gas test after the first sample had clotted; moving a patient up to the ICU; and preparing for rounds with her attending Stephanie Mueller; Daniel Meyer, her second year resident; and co-intern Deborah Leong.

Also, for the sake of total embarrassment, a picture with some soccer teammates from 10 years ago.

8 comments:

nasov said...

Ten years, same smile! It's nice to see an excited young person starting out in medicine.

Katie said...

Look at me being a non-conformist on the left...

I didn't know Jordana was an intern at BI! And didn't Jane used to work in development here?

Paul Levy said...

Yup, I will always try to hire one of our alumnae.

Sonnet said...

this is a nice long trip started 10 years and 2 hours ago.
Nice images also.

Anonymous said...

As an NYU medical student who has roots at BI and just interviewed there for a residency position I must say the hospital is beyond impressive. Jordana was one of the superstars of last years class. It is no wonder that she is at BIDMC.

Matthew Holt said...

And notice that she and Lionel Messi share a similar hairstyle! Which shows that Paul is appropriately keeping this blog focused on soccer!

more seriously who'd be a resident? All work all the time, barely any pay. I think Messi made the right choice!

Anonymous said...

What??!! They don't make the medical students draw blood gases anymore? Tsshh! (:

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Recruit Hospital Executives said...

The blog is focused only on soccer!