Interested in becoming a doctor or learning more about medicine?
As Jesuit Medical Society starts off a brand new 2019 year, one of the many exciting opportunities for juniors such as Marco Orendain ’20, Jack Corrales ’20, and Will Nickols ’20 is clinical rotations. Once every two weeks on Wednesday, they head to the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital to shadow and observe doctors in different specialties. The experience provides exposure to the medical field, helping students discern whether becoming a doctor is the right career for them. I had the opportunity to speak with each of the juniors to learn more about their experience with clinical rotations.
Nickols has plans to go into the medical profession, originally thinking anesthesiology, but now taking an interest in surgery. As he stated, clinical rotations “are really good to get some experience [and] get some exposure and just learn a little bit,” highly recommending this experience to those who plan to go into the medical profession.
Even if you have no specific plans to head into a career in medicine, clinical rotations are a compelling process to help obtain a more general knowledge into the lives of medical professionals.
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