Ginger’s Summer Service Reflection

This past summer was my third summer shadowing a cardiologist at RUSH hospital in Chicago. My work this past summer was similar to in recent summers- I watched a lot of angiograms and spent time in the patient center. Unlike in previous years, this past summer I was able to observe more complicated surgeries, including a seven-hour CABG (coronary artery bypass graft). Additionally, I did rounds in the Coronary Care Unit with a team of cardiologists, fellows, and pharmacists. It is particularly meaningful to be able to see the relationships between doctors and patients at RUSH. Similarly to last summer, it was interesting to see how cardiac medicine has progressed in the year since I had been there last. It is really fascinating and rewarding to be able to gain some insight about such a fascinating and evolving field.

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