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December 5, 2016

A day in the life: UTMB program introduces lay people to med school

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  • Shenanigans posted at 5:02 am on Tue, Dec 11, 2012.

    Shenanigans Posts: 1

    An interesting topic for an article, but poorly written.

  • sverige1 posted at 6:42 am on Tue, Dec 11, 2012.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Agreed. Would be better to have a true documentary and watch it on 20/20 or 60 Minutes.

    I'm also amazed at how some folks are able to ditch out of their real jobs and spend a free day - and in this case - "play doctor" for a day. Must be nice. All I know is that the medical people are a special breed. The ones who care about their profession deal with a lot of angst and worry. LIfe, death, and overall health is much more pressing than planning a cruise to the Mediterranean, or ordering a cake from the grocery store.

  • Margurite posted at 1:06 pm on Tue, Dec 11, 2012.

    Margurite Posts: 682

    I read this and was wondering if folks needing a JOB was really going to spend a day playing MD.

    I read my answer. I agree with ya Lars - must be nice! When I was a UTMB minion as I recall the "patients" made a pretty good check from the gig. Seems to me that this would only benifet those with high level jobs that can actually go play at doing something other than work.

    I would think this sort of thing might be better taken to a career day for Jr high or High School. Course by high school if you want to take that path you can't be in alternative school one day and going to this the next. I'm sure this is of value somewhere since UTMB has probably paid a lot of money to the co ordinator ( I just loved being a co ordinator - LOL) of this so called educational program.

    Cha ching!!!

  • sverige1 posted at 3:39 pm on Tue, Dec 11, 2012.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    I indubitably agree in the affirmative, Bred. As I partake in a respite from my fundraising luncheons, I shall contemplate joining the "patient for a day" program as I mull it over during an afternoon of golfing at the country club.