Student Clinician Spotlight

Our Student Clinician Spotlight this month is Amanda Garfinkel, 3rd Year Medical Student:
img_0060Amanda is volunteering at WCCC as a part of her Primary Care clerkship. As a senior clinician she is responsible for collecting a history and developing a plan to address the acute or chronic needs of her patients and assessing risk and long term prevention strategies. She described WCCC as a unique educational opportunity because it really helped to synthesize all the different things she has learned and apply them in an active and comprehensive way. When asked why she chose to volunteer at WCCC, she noted that she wanted a chance to undertake a service experience and provide resources for these patients. She really enjoyed her time volunteering, and one experience that really stood out to her was seeing a patient that came in for a visit during her first week for a follow up. She developed a good relationship with the patient and the intervention she prescribed made a positive impact. The second time around the patient was very open with her and the modifications she made to the health care plan due to their established relationship. She really appreciated the trust that came with the continuity and the overall emphasis WCCC places on continuity of care.

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