Dear Dr. Ghori: I attended a pediatric conference in Sarasota and hung out with Ibby for a couple of days. If your ears were ringing…it was us talking about all of you and remembering our resident years. Just wanted to say hello and write a couple of lines. I was listening to an orthopedic physician and he said something that stuck with me, and perhaps applies to every one of us. That is the importance of reading at least 1-2 lines of something related with pediatrics every day. As you always said…”the eyes see what your mind knows.”
I had a call today from a mother who went to the ER last night with complaints of wrist pain. She was sent her home in a sling. She called today because she refused to move the arm. Long story short: Nursemaid Elbow and was reduced here in clinic, problem solved! Now I am thinking…so easy to dx from history and physical exam.” Tell the residents if they ever complain about lectures, morning reports, prep questions…OK, for sure they will complain, but your phrase is completely true, “ the eyes see what the mind knows.” The worst thing for a physician is not to know what to look for or r/o on the PE.
Dr. Ghori, anyway, for some reason I always have you on my mind. Maybe because you guided me as an intern when I struggled immensely, may be because residency shaped my way of thinking (medical reasoning) as a pediatrician….may be both….but thank you once again. I was thinking what Gary Noritz said at the graduation…."I leave Metro, but Metro will never leave me"…..completely true!!!
I feel the program is a well balanced mix of academics and hands on experience. The faculty is extremely dedicated and approachable. The wide range of patient population at MetroHealth Pediatrics gives adequate learning opportunities to the residents. It has been a wonderful experience being a part of MetroHealth family.
The program works for me in the following ways: It serves my desire to work with under-privileged and underserved populations. You see plenty of bread and butter, run of the mill illnesses as well as the rare ones, especially in conjunction with our level I trauma center. Everyone gets along great together at work, and also has fun hanging out outside of the job.
I was looking for a program that would provide me with a strong knowledge base and, as I build on it, provide me the autonomy to practice what I learned. This is the program which serves both in a friendly, stress free environment.
MHMC works for me because it is a small enough program where attendings know you by name and are available to you if you need advice or help. Everyone's door is always open. Also, the program thinks your opinion is important and tries to make it better based on input from the residents. Everyone makes sure you're getting the education you need to be confident when you leave here and go off into your career.
There are so many things I like about Metro “Comprehensive training with enough opportunities to pursue a fellowship; increasing autonomy to the residents in decision making; great and approachable faculty; medium sized program prompting greater one on one interaction with faculty; academic oriented with dedicated teaching sessions; ICU experience in PICU and NICU; few fellows so there is more hands-on training for the residents.
“I love our program because I feel like I am part of a family…our little pediatric family. The residents are close; we help each other out whenever we can. The attendings are very approachable as are the academic staff, who are the glue that keeps things together.”
“One of the main reasons I like being in our program is that you feel like you can actually make a difference. The population we serve is mainly low income, single parent families. These kinds do not get a lot of breaks in life. Anything I can do to help out feels like you can actually make some small difference.”