Class of ’21 Completes Nurse Shadowing
"I owe them all the respect in the world for what they do," said Laura Nelson '21 reflecting on the nurse shadowing exercise she recently completed as part of the Professionalism, Communication, and Reflection unit, "Doctors & Nurses." For the 80+ students who have completed the assignment to date, the experience has been invaluable. "Given that most of us … [don’t] have much idea of what a nurse does day-to-day…it was great to get a direct view into this essential profession," classmate Scott Olehnik '21 said. As the last of her classmates finish the exercise, Nelson encourages them to embrace it whole-heartedly. "…It’s really important for us to continue to work with and shadow other healthcare providers during our medical school experience," she said. "Doctors may be making decisions to take care of the patient’s illness, but the nurses are there constantly taking care of the patients themselves."