'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
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Our Rush breast cancer program is a multidisciplinary program. We work closely with the medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, breast imagers. So the woman is getting global care rather than just meeting with individual physicians in a vacuum.
Oftentimes at the beginning of the journey, they’re very confused, they’re scared. And I try to reassure them that we can get them through the process, that things are going to be ok, that they may have to do some things that they don’t want to necessarily do, but it’s just so they can be here 5 years from now, 10 years from now and 20 years from now.
I do try to get to know the patients — not only their disease, and be able to treat their specific disease — but also I want to get to know them as a person. It’s funny now — I just recently had two children. My patients all know about my kids. They ask to see pictures. And it becomes more like a family or a friendship rather than just a clinician and patient.