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.
When I started about 26 years ago it [gynecology] was not a field that women were dominant in. So I did see the need for women to have women physicians.
A lot of times women come in — they don’t even have a problem, they’re just coming for their annual exams. This gives me an opportunity to give them education on dietary issues, how to take care of themselves, preventative medicine, alternative medicine, just to put everything together. So it’s not always problem-oriented, which that’s one reason why I like gynecology.
The patient is the most important person. So that’s who we focus on — making certain that their needs are met, and that we take good care of that patient.