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.
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It’s becoming increasingly important in psychiatry, where we use a lot of medications that affect all parts of the body, to really have a good understanding about the physiology of the body.
I have been trained both as an internist and a psychiatrist — I did a double residency. My years of practicing internal medicine, my training in it, has really prepared me well in treating patients — even if it’s just as a psychiatrist.
I believe that medications, while helpful, are sometimes not the only solution — that often a person needs to obtain insights and help and counseling. But also lifestyle, physical health, relationships are all part of the pieces of the puzzle that you need to restore health and even achieve success.
In many specialties, what we do is, if something’s broke, we fix it. In psychiatry, though, there’s actually transformation of a person’s life. So, people who never even knew what it was that they were missing because they never functioned that way can now succeed at school, in relationships and at work. It’s an amazing feeling to see that somebody’s not only gotten their life back but has even done better than they’ve ever done before.