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.