Category Archives: SCOPE

My experience leading SCOPE for over four years has been truly transformative. SCOPE is unique in that it is a student-led non-profit, and as such I have learned how to not only sail a non-profit ship, but more importantly to … Continue reading

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As a SCOPEr, we act as the eyes and ears of the hospital staff. At times when there is limited help available, our contributions allow the physicians to dedicate their undivided attention to the patient. In doing so, a SCOPEr … Continue reading

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The people who inspire me the most are the patients at SCVMC. A simple “Thank you” from patients makes 9-hours shifts all worth it. Often times they thank me for small gestures such as grabbing the attention of the nurse … Continue reading

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This SCOPE shift was the first time I had come to realize that my return to Uganda would mean much more if I not only used my skills and expertise as a doctor to treat the sick but also incorporated … Continue reading

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Beyond the science and purpose of medical procedures, the doctor shared some insights into medical school… He made an effort to get to know me and my reasons for wanting to pursue medicine. His interest in his coworkers is very … Continue reading

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This SCOPE shift made me realize how excited I am to incorporate principles that I have learned as a student- always be on your toes and ready to learn, take initiative, and show leadership, teamwork, and be willing to collaborate- … Continue reading

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By Wendy Bravo I felt that my services as a Spanish translator were extremely helpful today, more than they ever have been previously. Dr. X mentioned how he couldn’t really find the logic in not having interpreters over the weekend, … Continue reading

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By Peter Ballard Pain management is a concept with which I’ve struggled with.  How can you tell when someone is lying to you to obtain pain medication? Is it important to identify when this is the case, or is it … Continue reading

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By Mischa Li It struck me today just how costly healthcare really is.  For something as simple as the doctor coming and checking you out and telling you that you have an upper respiratory infection and need to stay home … Continue reading

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By Danielle Gonzales Every time he went into a new patients room he would say, “I am Dr. X and this is Danielle, we work together.” Dr. X answered all my questions, showed me different scans, I would look up … Continue reading

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