Occidental College pre-med students Elizabeth Cortez-Toledo '14 (polka dot top) and Karina Ortiz '15 (black sweater, purple top) observe Dr. Kyle McCallin examining a patient in the pulmonary isolation unit at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Jan. 18, 2013. They also shadowed Dr. Cheryl Lew, attending physician in the pulmonology department.
Made possible by the Occidental College Office of Pre-Health Advising (OPHA) in the Hameetman Career Center, 10 Oxy pre-meds spent the last two weeks of their winter break "shadowing" doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a teaching hospital run by USC’s Keck School of Medicine, to get a better sense of what the practice of medicine entails. Their packed 10 days, which began as early as 7:30 a.m., included rotations in 10 different areas: general pediatrics, cardiology, genetics, rehabilitation, pulmonology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, rheumatology, hematology and dentistry. Teams of two observed surgeries and accompanied physicians on their clinical rounds in a different department each day.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)
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