Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
General internal medicine is really exciting for me, because I get to look at the whole patient and not just focus on one particular body part, or one joint in the body.
We’re starting to get some better guidelines on how often we should be screening for certain conditions. And some conditions, such as prostate cancer, the guidelines have become murkier. Because of that we’ve needed to just have more conversations with patients about what they should be doing and what’s right for them.
If someone has multiple medical conditions and multiple specialists, I feel like ultimately I’m their guide in helping them get to the right place and help them understand their overall treatment plans.