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.
I really enjoyed — when I was a medical student — learning about well-patient care and being able to maintain a patient’s wellness from their adolescence into their adulthood, even into geriatrics. And I like doing well-woman care and helping women be able to live a better life.
Being involved in a patient’s pregnancy is a very exciting experience. It’s the best job in the world. You get to see a patient grow from a woman who is not a mother to a woman who is taking care of a child and growing her family.
Patient care should be very interactive, with the patient being able to talk to the doctor openly about her issues and the doctor to listen. And then the doctor to interpret that and also be able to give the patient a wide variety of choices on what her care should be and be interactive with the patient — understand that each patient is unique in what she needs from her doctor, as well as from medicine.