Monday, October 17, 2011

Evaluation

Now that you have been through roughly 50% of this class...

1. Are you still interested in Medicine? If so elaborate.

2. What has been your favorite lecture and why?

3. What excites you about the future of medicine in this country? ...and what scares you about the future of medicine in this country?

71 comments:

Chand Jiwani said...

1. I never was interested in Medicine and I think I'm still not. Well, not medicine in regards to sacrificing your life for school. I could enjoy possibly physical therapy or a medical assistant.
2. I thought the physical therapy guy and the ME were the most interesting. I loved the goal of a physical therapist. They seemed to really help others which is my goal in any profession. Also I find forensics very interesting so having an ME come in was really awesome! I liked "solving the mystery" per se. The other fields seemed so serious and consistent.
3. I think that it will improve and SOME DAY we'll find a cure for more cancers. I think that if medical studies falls into the wrong hands, a lot of damage can be done to our population and our earth! We could even destroy our earth. Maybe that's a little paranoid but medicine is very important!

Connor St. said...

1.After being in this class for half the semester, I am still interested in Medicine. It has been a great way to experience all of the different possibilities of the different fields I can go into.
2.My favorite lecture so far was the physical therapist, because that is what i hope to do and it was great to learn more about it from an actual PT.
3.The thing that excites me the most about medicine in the future is that it is constantly changing. Some of the professions I was looking into rarely change and I could not constantly repeat the same thing every day. With medicine, I have the chance to constantly meet different people and try different things as the medical field expands.
The thing that scares me about the future of medicine in this country is government regulated health care.

Nick B said...

I took this class in order to present to myself the different fields of medicine because I was interested in biomedical engineering. I am now extremely interested in a field that has to do with medicine. Half way through the class, I have learned that I am absolutely fascinated with the human body and it's complexity.

My favorite lecture has definitely been the radiologist. It's so interesting how you can look and problem solve. It sounds so simple, but looking at every part of it, making sure you caught every broken bone.

The exciting part about the future of medicine in our country is how engineers are starting to use the new technologies that have been invented in the last 10 years. The explosion of state of the art devices and procedures will be huge. The part of this that scares me is most people don't like to accept new technologies or research without years and years of backup, so they will side with the more primitive approach even though the new one is safer and more effective.

Aaron said...

1. I still have a substantial interest in medicine as there are so many different paths and specialties to study. Though we have received quite a large amount of information, each lecture has dealt with a different field of medicine which has opened my eyes to just how many possibilities there are.
2. My favorite lecture from the first half of the term was the trauma unit. We got to learn about and see cases that would not even be touched on in a normal science class. It was extremely interesting to see how injuries that can be so detrimental are fixed and healed. I don't think that I would necessarily want to go into trauma but seeing photos of specific cases was eye opening.
3. I am excited for medicine's future in America as the nation is always advancing and trying to find the best and most innovative way of going about curing illness and healing injuries. Doctors will continue to strive to find the best ways to help others which is truly amazing. I am frightened by the speed and productiveness that doctors go about responding to disease and injuries. Because there is always a steady amount of people that have a condition, doctors must work quick. However, I fear that because they are working so fast and trying to help so many others, a mistake will be made somewhere along the way. Hopefully we can continue to innovate our practices regarding medicine.

DrewS. said...

After having gone through half a semester of medicine class I am still interested in perusing a career in the medical field. I know for sure that I want to be a Firefighter/Paramedic. Medicine interests me because it is ever changing and is a career where one can learn constantly. My favorite lecture was by far the trauma series. I really enjoyed this lecture series because it is something that I hope to be dealing with in the future, so it was good knowledge to be exposed to. I am excited for the future of medicine in this country because it is always being redefined and there is always something new. I am also excited because it provides fairly good job security. I am fearful about where medicine and healthcare seems to be going right now. I am somewhat nervous about government regulated healthcare.

Alynn said...

I am still very interested in a career in the medical field. An interest in medicine seems to run in my family and I feel like this will always be the career choice for me, even though you can’t just skim by and hope for the best. I realize that this field will always require a student’s full attention and focus. My favorite lecture so far this year was the Radiology lecture given by Dr. Fleishman, because his lecture was both very interesting and informative. His lecture really drew me in and I feel like I learned the most from his lecture than I have from any other one thus far. I’ve never really given much thought to radiology, and him coming and talking with us about it made me realize that even though I still want to be a Physician’s Assistant, there are very many career choices in the medical field that I am very interested in. I do believe that some time in the near future we will unlock the secret to curing cancer and that excites me very much, and I hope I will be able to witness that cure and take part in it. The future of medicine also scares me as well, because I fear that people will soon become so dependent on certain types of surgeries and infusions that they will forget who they really are.

HannahS said...

I am still greatly interested in medicine, and having this class has opened my eyes to medical careers I have never fully known about. This class has made me even more interested. I really enjoy learning about the different jobs associated with medicine and it is reassuring to know that there are so many choices. My favorite lecture was the physical therapy lecture because it educated me more about what I want to go into. During the lecture I learned that there are so many opportunities within the field of physical therapy, which comforting to know that if I lose interest in the field I hope to pursue now, there is a possibility I could become interested in another without having to go back to school. Modern medicine today is becoming so advanced and doctors are learning so much about old diseases and how to cure them. It is exciting to think that in my lifetime I could see the cure to cancer, or AIDS. This advancement in medicine is also advancing us a country, and furthermore as whole. However, there is a chance that the advancement in medicine could go “too far” and further lead to a catastrophe such as a war or a large scale political issue.

EmilyKrebs said...

1. Yes, I’m still interested in Medicine, especially after the cadaver lab. I thought it was going to be really gross and dealing with death in general steered me away from the medical field, but it was actually really cool. Seeing how the body works from the inside was awesome.

2. Dr. Katubig’s lecture was extremely interesting to me and becoming an ER Doctor is at the top of my list. It reminded me of a House-Type profession (high pressure and quick diagnoses), but clearly it’s the real deal. It would be totally new every day, never boring. I want to be challenged continually so that’s key.

3. The future of Medicine is very exciting because of all the continual technological advances. Between iPhone Apps like Web MD, Diabetes pumps like the OmniPod, and pacemakers which can be controlled by phone, things are really progressing.
What scares me about the field’s future is the current health care reform. Although I admittedly don’t know much about it, I’ve heard several doctors in my neighborhood talk about how salaries will drop significantly. Money isn’t the big reason to become a doctor, but if people can’t repay debt from medical school that’s a huge issue. It would definitely prevent me from going into Medicine if the effects were as drastic as they are made out to be.

NicoleS said...

1. Are you still interested in Medicine? If so elaborate.
I am definitely still interested in Medicine. The mid-term was extremely hard, but its difficulty was to be expected. This weekend, following the test, I visited an OBGYN from the University of Colorado’s Medical Center. He talked to me for an hour and a half about everything from the financial aspects of med school to the types of medicine one can choose to have a career in. I am excited to embark on this journey, even though I have barely started it. I think that this class has been great for introducing me to the world of Medicine; it has definitely enlightened me on what kind of doctor I think I would like to be.
2. What has been your favorite lecture and why?
My favorite lecture has definitely been by the trauma surgeon. I have always been interested in trauma medicine, and as of right now, I still would like to become an orthopedic trauma surgeon. His lecture was very detailed in the kinds of trauma he has dealt with; however, I would have liked to hear more about his process through school, how he got to be a surgeon, and the emotional strains it puts on an individual. Overall, it was my favorite, and I was drawn to the advanced Medicine that he practices.
3. What excites you about the future of medicine in this country? ...and what scares you about the future of medicine in this country?
I am excited for my generation of peers to become doctors! I believe that we really can make a difference, but it is a long and difficult road to becoming a doctor. I have always wanted to enter the medical field, and have never thought differently. However, I am extremely scared about the costs of medical school, and the loans that I will have to pay off for many years. When I talked to the OBGYN, he emphasized the importance of doing the “leg-work” during my undergraduate studies to become part of medical school programs that help you efficiently pay for your education. I am also worried about the emotional toll that becoming a doctor places on an individual. He also discussed the fact that he has been sued repeatedly before, and that it is extremely distressing when someone who is uncertified is telling “you how to do your job.” Regardless, I am excited to begin this journey on my way to becoming a practicing physician.

Andrew Walker said...

1.) So far, from the copious amount of lectures we've had in this medicine class, I am even more interested in medicine than I was before. I will admit at first, I wasn't legitimately looking for a career in medicine. However, after hearing some of the doctors talk, I really took up a real interest.

2.) So far, my favorite lecture that we have had has to be the trauma lecture. Although all of the doctors were very well knowledgeable on their subject, he seemed very well spoken. I also saw that you need a very strong stomach to take up a career in medicine.

3.) I'm excited to see where medicine is taken in the next ten years. It has been advancing so rapidly, there will be very exciting thing in the future. I honestly don't know what lies in store for the future, but I know most of it will be very helpful to the community of people. How fast it is advancing is also what scares me. Although it will be very helpful, who knows how advanced we can take it before it sends people on a crazy rage rampage, destroying the population as a whole. I kid.

Adam Jones said...

1. After being in this class for half of the semester, I do not have an interest in Medicine anymore. This class has made me realize that I do not have as much interest in Medicine as I do in other categories.

2. After seeing all of these lectures, the trauma lectures were my favorite. These were the most interesting to me because they were the easiest to apply to my own life because almost everyone can relate to what has happened to those people. These lectures also made me gain a lot of respect for the doctors who have those jobs. Those doctors have no clue what is going to happen to them on a certain day and they always have to do something incredible to change lives.

3. The future of medicine in this country is very exciting. There is so much technology now and so much more will be created that our opportunities are endless. Eventually, we will find cures to most of the diseases that are problems now and life will be completely different. The only thing that scares me about medicine is that medicine is becoming such a huge topic in politics today. This could take away from the actual care that is given to the people that need it.

Austin Davis said...

1.After the first half of medicine, my interest in medicine has definitely heightened in several fields of medicine, such as psychiatry, pediatrics, and endocrinology. I am not a very big fan of the concept of holistic medicine and that field of medicine does little to interest me. I really enjoy discussion of the brain, and the processes of recovery and re-discovery that brain patients endure.
2.My favorite unit was probably the trauma unit. I haven’t decided if this favoritism comes from the shudders and gasps that my classmates gave or the overall interesting aspects of the subject. What was really complex about the trauma unit is the amount of death that is in that field and the amount of damage the human body is allowed to take before closing down. This truly enlightened me to the strain the body can handle, and gave me insight into the true power of the human bodies strength and weaknesses.
3. The future of medicine is unpredictable. I would like to believe that there will be major improvements in all aspects and that a cure for a multitude of diseases will be cured in my lifetime however, I also face the reality that the medical fields moves at an ever changing rate. There have been many advances within medicine that have been made purely by chance, and many more by the lifetime of work performed by lab-workers. In the future I hope to see a continued decline and/or a blend of holistic medicine into the world of actual medicine. What scares me in medicine is the overuse of antibiotics within our society. Bacteria continues to get stronger as antibiotic use goes up.

Krista Gouin said...

After attending Medicine class for the first half of the year, I have decided that I still am interested in Medicine. I do not want to go through 9-14 years more of schooling to become a main doctor, but I am still interested in becoming a Nurse or a PA. So far my favorite lecture has been Dr. Gerber's lecture over the orginization of the brain. I never knew about the fudamental elements of the brain and the odd ways it functions. In Medicine, doctors and researchers are constantly learning new ways to treat people and cure diseaes. I am excited to see how far Medicine will advance and what will be the new technology. Although, it scares me to see how business like medicine is becoming and how some doctors are more focused on money, rather than helping people.

jordang155 said...

I am moderately interested in Medicine at this point. The docs that have come to lecture us have been from very vast fields of medicine and it was good to hear more about their different practices.I am not sure how much I want to be in medicine, at this point, but it is still an option. My favorite lecture was probably the trauma lecture. It is good to know that people can still recuperate from injuries like that. I am not sure if anything really excites me about the future of medicine, well, besides the point that people are starting to make robotic arms, and that is actually really cool. This can also be a thing where I could be scared, because of the reliance on technology.

Alli A said...

After getting through the first 50% of this class, I am still very interested in medicine. Maybe not one of the careers that take 15 years of school, but a career in medicine that requires a reasonable number of years. I realized I want to do something with babies or children. I love listening to the different doctors and learning about the areas of medicine they specialize in. I don’t have a favorite lecture because I loved them all. Each doctor brought something different and unique to talk about. After doing some research, I found that medicine in this country is growing drastically. New things are being discovered as more research is being done. Pretty soon we are going to be able to grow new organs, provide medicines for illnesses that we couldn’t find the cure for, and hopefully find a cure for cancer. Nothing really scares me about the future of medicine. I don’t see why there would be a reason to be scared. I am excited to see what future doctors are going to discover.

Erin J. said...

1. Yes I still plan on pursuing a career in medicine. I have loved learning about the different careers in medicine, it has been really fascinating, however I think the cadaver lab reinforced my desire the most to go to medical school. Getting to look at the muscles, bones, and organs on a real body was the most interesting thing I have ever experienced.
2. My favorite lecture was Dr. Bateman’s about facial trauma. I loved hearing about facial reconstruction and the different fractures in the face. It was also really interesting to hear about how he fixes problems like cleft palates in young children.
3. I am excited about the future of medicine because research and technology are allowing for so many new advances in health care; I was amazed at the human robotics that we saw in Dr. Winetrough’s lecture( I think it was him) that allow people who are paralyzed to walk. I am excited to be a part of helping people in the future. I am not excited for the new medical care reforms, the proposed changes kind of scare me because I do not know if I will be able to pay off medical school loans.

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Amanda Engel said...

Yes, I am even more interested in medicine now because I have had the opportunity to learn more about the different areas of medicine that I was previously interested in. I have been able to see the different types of medicine and even the path it takes to get there. My favorite lectures so far has been the trauma lecture and the physical therapy lecture. The trauma lecture was very interesting because it showed the more gruesome side of medicine and he didn't try to sugar coat it for us. He showed us real pictures of his patients and how even through the most horrific of accidents, they still survived. Physical Therapy was also one of my favorites because that is the area I would like to go into and it was a very reassuring presentation. The future of medicine excites me because there are so many different forms of technology that are designed to help find cures for diseases that didn't previously have any type of a cure. What scares me about the future is if we become too dependent on all that new technology and it fails, everything will be lost because the study of medicine will be based off of how much technology can be used.

Matthew Charles said...

I use to really want to be a doctor. It seemed so easy and now that reality has set in, it seems almost impossible. The main reason why I don’t want to be a doctor anymore is because it takes minimum of 10 years after high school. I really don’t want to be in school for another 10 years of my life to come out in debt and possible not like what I am doing. My favorite lecture in this class was when the doctor came in and talked about Physical Therapy. Because that is one aspect of the medical field that truly interests me because you don’t have to go to school for 10 years and you don’t get in as much debt as you would to become a normal doctor. But also because he showed us what he does in his clinic and how much you can get paid for being a Physical therapist. He also shared with us the pros and cons about being a Physical Therapist and the pros definitely out weigh the cons. What excites me the most about the future of medicine is it will be more technology to help solve diseases that are incurable as of now. But also there might not be the need for too many surgeries because they use to have to have surgery for tumors but now they have lasers to remove them. What scares me the most about medicine in the future is that it is going to become more expensive in all aspects. Whether it is paying for medical school or going to get a checkup. But new diseases are forming all the time and there already bad so it is scary to know that worse diseases could start to form.

Sarahn said...

1. I am still very interested in careers in medicine, probably even more so than before this class. I am still interested in Physical Therapy and Nursing but am open to orthopedics, physician’s assistant and general surgery. Although it still scares me about the commitment to medical schooling, I would say that I am interested in medicine in general.
2. My favorite speaker was Dr. Bateman who spoke about facial trauma. Everything he talked about was easy to understand and he showed us such a variety in cases that he really showed us what it is like to be a trauma doctor. Although I am not for sure interested in being any type of trauma doctor, it was interesting to learn about a more specialized career in that field of medicine.
3. The technology that is available to doctors and researchers now is very positive for the future of medicine. Hopefully it will lead to more and improved cures to the many illnesses in the world. What worries me about medicine is that healthcare may not be available to everyone. Also I am worried that through new technology new and stronger viruses will learn to adapt, like with E.coli in meat.

Aizlinne S said...

1. Yes, I am still very interested in medicine. I'm planning on going to nursing school in college and eventually going into a specialty like emergency room nursing or pediatrics. I've been interested in medicine since I was little, and is the only field I can see my self working in. I want to pursue nursing because I want to face to face, hands on relationship with patients rather then just over seeing their care.
2. The trauma doctor was my favorite lecture because I personally find trauma very interesting, and he also had really neat pictures. I think its really cool that trauma doctors can save someone when their chances of survival seem so small.
3. I think its exciting that medical advancements are being made every single day, and that new treatments are being found for horrible conditions. The thing that scares me about the future of medicine is not knowing what new diseases are going to show up from all the things people are exposed to. I'm personally afraid of the rise in violence and drug use because in the emergency room these are the types of things I would work with.

Danielle Shewmake said...

1. I am still very interested in pursuing a career in the medicine field. I am intrigued by the ever changing methods and the constant challenge of saving peoples lives. Not only do I enjoy learning about medicine, I also am currently set on attending medical school (though that might change).
2.My favorite lecture has been Dr. Batemans, about facial anatomy and trauma. I really liked his attitude towards life, and that he was a ski bum before becoming a plastic surgeon! I also thought the pictures of face trauma were very interesting.
3. The future of medicine excites me because of all the innovations and advancements being made. It has been ever-changing and on the frontier of advancements in the world. I am sort of scared by the whole re-doing healthcare thing. I am nervous that the people who really need help wouldn't get the proper care that they deserve. I hope that the new ideas surrounding universal healthcare work the way the government thinks they will.

SarahD24 said...

I am still extremely interested in medicine, actually even more so interested. Now that I know more about it and have more background knowledge. I now know what I am more interested in like the brain and also trauma and maybe even surgery just because it is very active and you are always doing something which is exactly what I need. I still want to be a nurse because I think that doctors have too much pressure put on them and it would be a lot of schooling.
My favorite lecture would be the trauma lecture because of all the pictures and the teaching on how to take care of the patients. His little random information on how to help a friend that has been through a trauma really sparked my interest on being able to learn more and help others a lot more. This is weird, but I loved all of the gruesome pictures and just the weird situations people get themselves into. I want to work as an ER nurse or a surgical assistant so these really help me see the situations that I will be in.
What excites me is the fact that we have so much technology and how we have so much more medicine then we used to have back when medicine was being practiced for the first time. I mean we have such a stronger survival rate for cancer patients and it is only growing. Also they have surgeries for Parkinson's to make them feel more comfortable which is such a blessing as well. What scares me is the dependency on technology, because if it all goes out or if we run out of resources for it to run then we are all in a lot of trouble. We are so dependent right now we need to have a backup plan.

Kyle said...

1)Yes I am still interested in a carreer in medicine. I still want to do something in the field of biomedical engineering. However, this class has given me new insight on many other fields that are available.
2)My favorite lecture has been the trauma lectures and the physical therapist. I liked the trauma lecture because I got to see a different side to medicine that I’ve never had to experience. I liked the physical therapist because I have always been slightly interested in physical therapy.
3)I’m excited about the future in medicine because there are sure to be many new and innovative discoveries that will increase our medical understanding. What scares me is that as technology becomes more sophisticated then the need for humans will become less and less.

Lucy Brainerd said...

1. I think I am more interested in medicine now than I was at the beginning of the class (no thanks to the trauma unit). I have become more drawn towards orthopedics, probably because of my knee surgeries. The cadaver lab also helped me become more interested in medicine. It showed me how much I actually love the human knee and I really started considering going pre-med in college.
2. My favorite lecture, although it made me want to throw up, was probably the trauma lecture. It impacted me in a way that none of the other units did. I can still remember every picture the doctor showed and what the story was behind each case. I would never want to go into a career in trauma, but it was pretty cool seeing someone who did choose that path.
3. I am excited to see how technology advances will affect medicine in this country. We are always learning new things and coming up with cures for diseases that were once thought incurable. I think our country needs to start letting more people into med school or there won’t be enough GP’s to go around. When doctors start turning away new patients, that’s a problem.

Lauren Schmitz said...

1. After taking 50% of this class, I think that I am less interested in the very general topic of medicine, and more interested in certain fields of medicine. I realized before taking this class that I was interested in the field of health, but never knew which one. After hearing from multiple doctors about what they do, it showed me a whole new insight to medicine.

2. My favorite lecture has been the trauma lecture because it was cool to see, and it showed me how people in the worst of conditions can recover with the best of helps most of the time. It was a very catchy topic because the images were not the easiest to not get stuck in your head.



3. The things that excite me about the future of medicine in this country is the technology. I think that the advancements will help improve medicine as a whole, and our generation, and generations after us will help advance the field as well. Free scares me about the future of medicine in this country because I feel like it will be a lesser motivation for future doctors to pursue the profession due to a lower income and maybe a little bit of chaos provided with it.

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Haley R. said...

1. I am still interested in Medicine as a career despite the daunting amount of education required to enter this job field. At first hearing about the amount of training required made me reconsider but overall my interest in medicine (more specifically neurosurgery) outweighed any doubts I had.
2. My favorite lecture so far has been Dr. Gerber’s lecture on neurology. I find the brain really fascinating and at the time of the lecture my AP Psychology class had been learning about the brain so I had some prior knowledge of the different parts of the brain he was referencing, which really helped me understand the lecture. As I said before I plan to be a neurosurgeon but Dr. Gerber’s lecture makes me wonder if I should be a neuroscientist instead. I’m really fascinating in the brain, it’s crazy how three pounds can hold an entire person’s ability to function and be an individual. I really liked when he covered the three systems of the brain (attention, language and visual, memory) because I still had some question on those systems in AP Psychology and his lecture helped me really understand.
3. What excites me about medicine today is all the advances that are being made, it’s incredible that we can inject glucose into a person’s head and measure their brain activity. What worries about the future of medicine is that how unavailable it is to the general public. I believe everyone needs health insurance and that should be a number one concern for our government.

Zach Kocur said...

1.) No, I don’t think I am interested in going down the medicine career path. After this first half of the semester, I have learned some interesting things about medicine such as acupuncture, the immune system, and much more, but I don’t have enough passion for it to spend all those years in school.

2.) My favorite lecture was the one about the Immune System. I think it is fascinating the way our body can recognize certain diseases kill them before they do much harm to the body. HIV never appears the in the same way so our bodies cannot recognize it, therefore, we do not have a cure for it.

3.) The future of medicine is very exciting because of the advancements in technology. There are going to be new innovations that will protect our health. With all of the money that is being donated, there will hopefully be a cure for cancer. One thing that scares me about the future of medicine in this country is the cost. If Medicare and Medicaid programs change, insurance may not pay as much for you so you will have to pay more. Also, with all of the advancements in technology, prices may increase.

Lance L. said...

1. I am still interested in medicine. Not as much as I was at the begging of the year though. The doctors’ lectures have fascinated me but also opened my eyes. I realized that it is a lot more work then I once anticipated. More work then I might be able to handle. I feel like to go into this profession you have to be truly passionate about it and willing to sacrifice a lot of your life. After hearing everything these doctors have to say so far I just don’t know if I have that passion that I would need to have.
2. My favorite lecture so far has been the trauma doctor. This doctor was my favorite because his job seemed the most intense. He was actually saving peoples’ lives regularly. It seemed like a really scary job but in the end he was truly making a difference.
3. I am excited about the endless possibilities of medicine in the future. I am excited how technology is getting better and better and allowing us to do things that at one time our world never thought possible. I am excited to think that one day in the future we might have a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases. That people will one day be able to overcome their disabilities and life changing injuries that at one point seemed hopeless to cure. Thanks to science and modern medicine our lives have truly been changed I am looking forward to what is still yet to come.

jpregulman said...

Yes, but I don’t want to be a doctor any more. I want to have more patient contact as a tech or nurse for example. You can do a lot more, with less training than a doctor, and effect a patient’s life.

My favorite lecture was the OT. I had never heard of that before and it looks like a great field to go in to. I want to be able to help the whole person and I don’t like taking useless drugs that just cover up the symptoms.

The availability of medicine to most people in the county is what excites me most about the future of medicine. Also the advancement of technology and the digitization of everything medical, now a doctor walks around with an Ipad instead of paper. What scares me the most is that hospitals are getting less and less money from insurance for procedures that cost more and more money. Eventually the price of something will have to go up.

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Kailyn said...

1. Yes, I am still extremely interested in Medicine. I have been fortunate to have been exposed to medicine, through my own initiative, throughout a large portion of my life. I have an innate curiosity that is intrigued by the various lectures given in this class, but I have, at this point, a solid idea of what I like and dislike about a medical career. I attended the cadaver lab this weekend and that proved an invaluable experience in which I was blown away by the real capabilities of the human body.

2. My favorite lecture thus far has been the two trauma lectures, although I have thoroughly enjoyed many. I am very intrigued with Emergency Medicine and love the constant problem-solving nature and believe that such a continual variance of care truly would coincide with my personality. The ability to explore, even if only slightly, the intense immediacy of this area was something that I really enjoyed. I wonder if burn-out in this field is more prevalent, but I can’t wait to learn more!

3. What I find exciting about the future of medicine in this country is the change occurring to healthcare, I am not sure the practicality of the idea of universal healthcare, but the idea sparks my curiosity. I know that I am passionate about medicine for the intrinsic value of it, and not the monetary benefits. However, this change is also very scary, as change always is, because it is very difficult to predict what medicine will look like and how that will impact me.

Anne S. said...

I am no longer really interested in becoming a doctor, mainly because of how long it takes. I am still interested in medicine and how the human body works, but I think I would rather enjoy a career in the health-administration field. This way, I could still work in a hospital setting but be behind the scenes, which would be interested.

My favorite lecture were the trauma days. I enjoyed looking at the pictures because they were more interesting than just hearing a doctor lecture. It was also cool to know that most of these injuries were local, happening at Swedish or somewhere in Denver. I enjoyed hearing the background stories of what happened to the patients and knowing what the end result was.

The thing that excites me about the future of medicine in this country is the ever-changing technology. It is facinating to understand the research and progress that is made everyday on various diseases and illnesses. Other countries depend on our innovations to help with their medical care. What scares me is the threat of new diseases, especially the drug-resistant diseases and germs. These are very frustrating to doctors and more painful for patients and families. Also, the fact that more and more families are uninsured and are able to pay for necessary health care and treatment. This is becoming more and more of an issue, which can be a threat to the American society.

Lance L. said...

1. I am still interested in medicine. Not as much as I was at the begging of the year though. The doctors’ lectures have fascinated me but also opened my eyes. I realized that it is a lot more work then I once anticipated. More work then I might be able to handle. I feel like to go into this profession you have to be truly passionate about it and willing to sacrifice a lot of your life. After hearing everything these doctors have to say so far I just don’t know if I have that passion that I would need to have.
2. My favorite lecture so far has been the trauma doctor. This doctor was my favorite because his job seemed the most intense. He was actually saving peoples’ lives regularly. It seemed like a really scary job but in the end he was truly making a difference.
3. I am excited about the endless possibilities of medicine in the future. I am excited how technology is getting better and better and allowing us to do things that at one time our world never thought possible. I am excited to think that one day in the future we might have a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases. That people will one day be able to overcome their disabilities and life changing injuries that at one point seemed hopeless to cure. Thanks to science and modern medicine our lives have truly been changed I am looking forward to what is still yet to come.

paigel said...

1) After hearing half the lectures in medicine I am still interested in medicine. The lectures have contributed to my interest in medicine because I have gotten a better idea of what the schooling before receiving a career will look like. Although the schooling to become a doctor is on average a minimum of ten years, nursing professions do not require as many years of college which is one of the reasons I am interested in this field. Also, the lectures have provided an insight to what a college lecture might look like. The information given in these lectures have provided me with important basic information on topics I’m sure I will be learning more about in the years to come.
2) I don’t know if I have a favorite lecture because all of them were unique. All of the doctors that have spoken to us so far have presented interesting information on their specialty of medicine. It would be hard to pick a favorite since all of the lectures have been so different. The passion of these doctors really shows when they come and speak to us making each of the lectures valuable and I always leave class with new information.
3) There are several reasons to be excited about medicine in the future of this country. First of all, there are new technologies being developed constantly which allow doctors to be able to help people faster and provide care to a larger group of people. Also, the medical field is a highly competitive one. Colleges and universities have very specific and rigorous courses as well as criteria their students must meet to be admitted into the program. This is a good thing because it puts a pressure on medical students to be the very best they can and to constantly strive to do better. I am worried about the future of medicine becoming too much of a business rather than a field that genuinely strives to help people and contribute to their welfare.

Raleigh Jonscher said...

1. Not really, it seems like Medicine isn’t a really good fit for me personally. Also, the schooling would be difficult as well as the material they lead and practice.
2. TRAUMA, it was awesome. I learned a lot about anatomy while looking at some pretty messed up pictures. I also liked how Dr. K’tubigg incorporated the patient’s stories in to his lecture.
3. The future of medicine in this country is “iffy.” Any society needs a medical system; our system is involved in a constant tug-and-pull between privatized and public medicine. With this division there has been a lot of disunity within practitioners, leading to a stressed relationship between private practices. Also, with the question of socialized healthcare, I think it’s bad for the industry, take Canada for example. Canada has a socialized medical system and their people can’t get the care they need and it is costing the government heavy sums of money to support a faulty system. Medicine is taking a downward spiral in our county but it’s not too late to turn it around, medicine isn’t dyeing it just is going through some hard times.

AlecG said...

1. I am still interested in medicine even though there are a few variables turning me away from it. The amount of years after high school and money spent in that education exceeds my limits. I know that it all depends on the field of practice but even then it can take up to 15 years after high school to be done with training.
2. My favorite lecture so far has been the trauma lecture. Though desturbing, I found it very interesting how those lives can be saved. It's incredible to me that when someone comes in with a fence post through their torso they walk out fine as can be.
3. The exciting thing about the future of medicine is that it is endless. We will always be making bigger steps and more findings in medicine. The scary thing about the future of medicine is that there are certain illnesses that grow as our knowledge about them grows. They can become immune to certain medicines and treatments.

AlecG said...

1. I am still interested in medicine even though there are a few variables turning me away from it. The amount of years after high school and money spent in that education exceeds my limits. I know that it all depends on the field of practice but even then it can take up to 15 years after high school to be done with training.
2. My favorite lecture so far has been the trauma lecture. Though desturbing, I found it very interesting how those lives can be saved. It's incredible to me that when someone comes in with a fence post through their torso they walk out fine as can be.
3. The exciting thing about the future of medicine is that it is endless. We will always be making bigger steps and more findings in medicine. The scary thing about the future of medicine is that there are certain illnesses that grow as our knowledge about them grows. They can become immune to certain medicines and treatments.

Justin Pruitt said...

After the first half of the semester, I would say that I am even more interested in medicine than before. The lectures have broadened by knowledge of the different areas of medicine, and has made me more curious about the different specialties that were addressed during the lectures.
My favorite lecture so far was the one on Radiology by Dr. Fleishman. It was very informative and he did a great job on illustrating his points effectively. In my opinion, it was the most well-addressed lecture thus far. Also, the fact that he purveyed his points through true examples was also extremely effective, as well as the fact that he connected his specialty to other fields of medicine.
What excites me about the future of medicine is the overwhelming potential for new breakthroughs. As technology and education becomes more advanced every year, the achievements that come with it will be astronomical within only a couple years. For example, nano-technology was a science fiction concept only a decade ago; however, now it is extremely close to a reality. What may seem like fictional notions right now may indeed become true within a short amount of time. What scares me about the future of medicine is the increasing tendency for the socialization of health care. There are many positives to a socialized health care system; however, I have lived in England and have witnessed the effects first hand. The medical doctors over in England seem to have gained a sense of apathy towards patients and their job in a whole as a result of the health care system. I do not fully understand why, but this trend is definitely a negative side effect.

Grant Cassell said...

I believe that I am still interested in medicine. I think I am because as we dig into different subjects and fields of medicine, I am enjoying and embracing the different types more and more. I also like seeing how the different types of medicine come together and how different types of doctors collaborate with one another to improve the health of their patients. This interests me very much and I'd like to become involved. My favorite lecture was the lecture about trauma. This might be a particular area of medicine that I am interested in, so it was beneficial to see real life cases of trauma to know what it's like. Also, I would like trauma because every single case is different and no two cases are exactly the same. I feel as though I would be constantly learning about medicine throughout my entire career if I went into trauma. Regarding the future of medicine in this country, I am looking forward to all of the modern advances that are to be made in my lifetime. To think about all of the advancements made in the last twenty years is exciting and makes me wonder what could possibly come next. I am afraid that it will be too competitive in the future and that it will be too hard to get into the field for that reason.

Lauren Seback said...

Yes. I dersire to be a nurse, and am planning on going to nursing school after high school. I want to graduate college as a nurse, so I can go serve and be a missionary, and use my skills as a nurse to help others.

The Trama Doctor, Dr. Katubig has been my favorite lecture because all of the stories and pictures were very interesting. I enjoyed seeing the x-rays, and hearing the story involved in each specific case.

It excites me to think about the diseases and sicknesses we will be able to cure in the future, and the different and beter methods there will be to releive pain and the new medicines there will be. It scares me to think about genetic engeneering with babies, and being able to plan what your kid looks like, taking the place of God.

sprice said...

1. I am definitely still interested in medicine. Not necessarily med school, but nursing school, just as I was when I entered this class. I don't think I'm willing to committ that much of my life to med school, it just takes too long. Nursing is in high demand, so job security, plus a field I'm interested in? Bonus! And I'm definitely still interested in pediatrics, that hasn't changed.
2. Honestly, my favorite lecture has probably been the one on Neurophysiology by Dr. Gerber. Why? It was one of the lectures when I didn't keep looking at the clock to see what time it was. Suddenly, it was just time to go! I'm interested in the brain and how it works I guess - it makes sense to me. I also think that Iwould have enjoyed the Forensics Pathology lecture by Dr. Doberson had that not been the one day this year that I've been late (I've been here every day, despite what the attendance sheet may say). If I had been on time, I think it all would have made a little more sense to me. I like NCIS and shows like that too so the part I did get was definitely interesting.
3. Hmmm... the exciting future of medicine is that there's so much to be discovered still. If I wasn't so horrible at chemistry, I would maybe even go into the research field (cause I LIKED chemistry I just wasn't GOOD at it). There are cures for cancer etc etc out there. Hopefully there will also be a lot of job security in the future (as that is what people are predicting).
What scares me about the future of medicine? Well, with all these baby boomers approching their retirement age and other factors too, what's happening with the future oif Medicare and Medicaid? And medicine can be a scary field... there could be an outbreak or something and doctors and reseacrhers are going to have to find some sort of vaccination or set up a quarantine or just plain cure it. The future of medicine is something I'm looking forward to - I think it's going to be a positive change for the better.

Ashley Moran said...

1. After been through about 50% of this class, I would say that I am still interested in Medicine. The doctors that have come in for the first part of this class have all offered different ideas and what their profession has to offer. It has opened up my mind as to what I actually may want to end up doing in the medicine field. And even though I may not be interested in trauma, I still find that part of medicine very interesting and found it cool to learn more about.


2. As of right now, I would say that that my favorite doctor based soley on career interest would be Dr. Winetrob with Sports rehabilitiation. I found his lecture about treating those that suffer sports injuries fascinating, and how I would love to do something in the medicine field with sports. However, my favorite lecture to listen to without wanting to go into the actual field was Dr. Bateman with facial trauma. I found the trauma lectures in general to be very cool, however the facial one stood out to me the most because I was not aware about how many different kinds of traumas the individual face can have, it was awesome to learn about.

3. I think what excites me about the future of medicine the most, is the capabilites it will have to do on just about anyone. I am excited for cures that could eventually be found, medicines that could cure all diseases and the instant technology and the abilities it will have to change the medicine world as we know. I think what scares me the most about the future of medicine is potentially too many people relying on the medicine itself and not being dependent. We have so much medicine as it is, and with new inventions comes new excuses for people to use it. So much of the U.S. is dependent of specific medications for specific uses, when they actually do not need the medicine at all. That's what scares me about the future of medicine.

AllisonM said...

Yes I am still interested in a career in medicine. Learning more about medicine and what a medical school class would be like makes it seem much more realistic. There is a lot of information to learn about I found that I genuinely like learning about the anatomy and how to fix people when they have problems. I talked to Dr. Katubig after class if being around trauma all the time is gets really difficult to deal with. He stressed that it so important to have a release in medicine whether that is sport, music, the arts, etc. That showed me that having a career in medicine means you can have other hobbies too and don’t have to totally give up your entire life.
The trauma doctor just blew my mind and I thought the responsibilities he had as a doctor were so radical. The adrenaline rush that you would get from a job like that and the ability to save people’s lives and loved ones seems like a great way to spend your life.
Medicine in this country is changing. This changing makes me wonder if the doctor’s jobs we are hearing about now will even be similar to those which we can have after going to medicine school. Also though, science is always making new discoveries and the future of medicine can save so many lives. Some moral choices will need to be made though about support for things like stem cells in cloning.

Natalie Mathay said...

1. Medicine still interests me because I cannot picture myself doing anything else. The fact that the field changes constantly and I could get a job that is never the same day to day is the most appealing factor. I’ve always been interested in how the body works, this class (and the cadaver lab) have just enforced that.
2. Dr. Katubig’s lectures were by far my favorite. He had the best stories and is in the field that I want to go into. The pictures were so gory and graphic; it was an awesome way to wake up in the morning. In talking to him after the lectures I learned a lot about how to manage the imminent stress and about what to expect from a career in medicine, specifically trauma surgery.
3. The most exciting thing about the future of medicine in the USA is the advancement of technology. With nanotechnology and stem cell research in such high development, the future of the medical field itself is incredibly bright. The most intimidating factor in the USA in terms of medicine is the socialization of healthcare. As much as I believe everyone is entitled to a healthy life, the effect Obamacare would have on doctors in the field does not look promising. I don’t want to be paying off student loans until I retire, and I want the quality of healthcare I provide to be just as high as it is today, not compromised by the governmental restrictions. The scariest thing is the possibility of a death committee or other ethically challenging restrictions that could come with the socialization of healthcare.

EmmaW said...

1. I am still interested in medicine, though I still am not sure if I would like to go into a medical profession. I have enjoyed learning about all of the different areas of medicine and think that it has really helped me decided what regions I could potentially go into. Even if I don’t continue on to medical school this class has made me want to continue learning what I can about medicine.
2. My favorite lecture has been Dr. Katubig both on the material he covered and him personally. He had a really great presentation that caught the attention of the class and presented it well. Additionally trauma surgery is by far one of the more interesting and exciting areas of medicine and he showed us the highlights of an already exciting profession. I also think Dr. Katubig exposed the class to the difficult things that a medical career can cause while still exciting us about it. He also was a very friendly person to talk to and really seemed eager to share what he knew with the class and students personally.
3. I am excited about the future of medicine in America because of possibilities such as stem cells and other innovative areas of research that will be implemented in my life. I am concerned for the future of medicine because of the changes in the medical care system that are imminent , because they will effect both doctors and civilians and will probably go through a rough patch with determining the best possible system.

Cody Kotelko said...

1. Of course I am still interested in medicine! Most shy away from the daunting long educational and preocupational track doctors must take to finally become a practicing physician, but I believe that the hard work and countless years dedicated to the medical field is well worth it when everything is done. I think medicine is an incredibly interesting field of study, and there are always things left unknown, things in which we must learn and adapt to new information, and the field of research throughout medecine is also extremely intriging. Lastly, I think that medecine is still for me because I love helping people, and giving back to my community in a way that I love seems fitting to my character.
2. I really liked Dr. Katubig’s lecture on trauma regarding the head and neck. I think it was really beneficial to see “the real deal” when it comes to a trauma surgeon. Some people get through sophomore year of college before they realize that medecine isn’t for them, and a majority of the time it is caused from failure to endure all the extreme situations that medecine invloves. Although I will admit that the pictures weren’t easy to look at regarding serious trauma, I would conclude that I handled most of the presented traumas very well, reinforcing my conception that the medical field, and dealing with all kinds of patients, is not bothersome to me and is more than applicable as a strong career option. I thought that Katubig’s lecture was incredible not only because of the bluntness and realism to his line of work, but the detail he used and how he tried to engage our class in everything he presented. (Although it was frustrating when he kept saying, “You guys know your anatomy.” Let’s be honest, none of us know anatomy at the level he does, and it is a college course from what I understand) Tieing into this is my personal love to consistently desire more and more knowledge, because so much of the world is unknown to me. When he says, “You guys know your anatomy, what’s wrong with this MRI?” And I don’t know the answer, it encourages me and inspires me to one day know everything that I need to know, and over the semester, I have built a great respect for the amount of knowledge these doctors have.
3. I think its exciting how research is progressing. Our medical arsenal is constantly learning more about the human body, and its interesting to see what we can discover about certain aspects of the human body. However, technology is only good enough to a certain point. Along with my father, I worry that “Westernized medecine” is becoming too reliant on “what the textbook says” and the use of machines is being overutilized. I think this personal opposition might lead me to beome a “natural-based doctor” or an osteopathic doctor in my field of medecine. Looking for how to prevent the illness alltogether is better than simply treating the illness with drugs that honestly who knows what is in them and how they are made.

Cody Kotelko said...

1. Of course I am still interested in medicine! Most shy away from the daunting long educational and preocupational track doctors must take to finally become a practicing physician, but I believe that the hard work and countless years dedicated to the medical field is well worth it when everything is done. I think medicine is an incredibly interesting field of study, and there are always things left unknown, things in which we must learn and adapt to new information, and the field of research throughout medecine is also extremely intriging. Lastly, I think that medecine is still for me because I love helping people, and giving back to my community in a way that I love seems fitting to my character.
2. I really liked Dr. Katubig’s lecture on trauma regarding the head and neck. I think it was really beneficial to see “the real deal” when it comes to a trauma surgeon. Some people get through sophomore year of college before they realize that medecine isn’t for them, and a majority of the time it is caused from failure to endure all the extreme situations that medecine invloves. Although I will admit that the pictures weren’t easy to look at regarding serious trauma, I would conclude that I handled most of the presented traumas very well, reinforcing my conception that the medical field, and dealing with all kinds of patients, is not bothersome to me and is more than applicable as a strong career option. I thought that Katubig’s lecture was incredible not only because of the bluntness and realism to his line of work, but the detail he used and how he tried to engage our class in everything he presented. (Although it was frustrating when he kept saying, “You guys know your anatomy.” Let’s be honest, none of us know anatomy at the level he does, and it is a college course from what I understand) Tieing into this is my personal love to consistently desire more and more knowledge, because so much of the world is unknown to me. When he says, “You guys know your anatomy, what’s wrong with this MRI?” And I don’t know the answer, it encourages me and inspires me to one day know everything that I need to know, and over the semester, I have built a great respect for the amount of knowledge these doctors have.
3. I think its exciting how research is progressing. Our medical arsenal is constantly learning more about the human body, and its interesting to see what we can discover about certain aspects of the human body. However, technology is only good enough to a certain point. Along with my father, I worry that “Westernized medecine” is becoming too reliant on “what the textbook says” and the use of machines is being overutilized. I think this personal opposition might lead me to beome a “natural-based doctor” or an osteopathic doctor in my field of medecine. Looking for how to prevent the illness alltogether is better than simply treating the illness with drugs that honestly who knows what is in them and how they are made.

Aaron F said...

After going through approximately 50% if the class my interest in medicine has waned. Although the doctors have all been interesting and their talks have been informative, there has not been a specialty that I have seen that I really want to pursue. The most interesting lectures were the trauma lectures, the lectures over the brain, and the lecture over immunology. These lectures were interesting because it was amazing to see how far the field of medicine has come over the years. With the trauma lectures, the ability of the surgeons to rebuild and repair the damage done by trauma, and the ability to allow the patients to live normal lives after their recovery. The immunology lecture was interesting because it helped show the complexity of the immune response to foreign pathogens in the body, and how doctors have then used the immune response to make vaccinations that have almost eradicated deadly dieses that once caused havoc amongst the population. The brain lecture was intriguing as the doctors explained the complexity of the brain, and how the brain goes through complex processes in order to complete a simple task. The biggest thing that concerns me in field of medicine in the future is the shortage of doctors, nurses, and other people associated to the field of medicine, as an increasing population causes increased demand. The thing that excites me about the field of medicine is the advances in the field of medicine and technology that allows doctors to share critical information in minutes, new technology that makes it easier to identify and treat diseases. Overall the lectures have been very exciting, and the contents of the lectures have intrigued me, and I look forward to the remaining 50% of the class.

Aaron F said...

After going through approximately 50% if the class my interest in medicine has waned. Although the doctors have all been interesting and their talks have been informative, there has not been a specialty that I have seen that I really want to pursue. The most interesting lectures were the trauma lectures, the lectures over the brain, and the lecture over immunology. These lectures were interesting because it was amazing to see how far the field of medicine has come over the years. With the trauma lectures, the ability of the surgeons to rebuild and repair the damage done by trauma, and the ability to allow the patients to live normal lives after their recovery. The immunology lecture was interesting because it helped show the complexity of the immune response to foreign pathogens in the body, and how doctors have then used the immune response to make vaccinations that have almost eradicated deadly dieses that once caused havoc amongst the population. The brain lecture was intriguing as the doctors explained the complexity of the brain, and how the brain goes through complex processes in order to complete a simple task. The biggest thing that concerns me in field of medicine in the future is the shortage of doctors, nurses, and other people associated to the field of medicine, as an increasing population causes increased demand. The thing that excites me about the field of medicine is the advances in the field of medicine and technology that allows doctors to share critical information in minutes, new technology that makes it easier to identify and treat diseases. Overall the lectures have been very exciting, and the contents of the lectures have intrigued me, and I look forward to the remaining 50% of the class.

Erica said...

Now that I have been through 50% of this class I still find certain fields of medicine interesting. I like learning how to fix things, so when we have a trauma surgeon or a rehab. Doctor I find myself being more attentive because I really like hearing what they have to say. So far my favorite Lecture has to be the one given by Dr. Katubig and Dr.Bateman. I really liked these two lectures because I liked seeing a situation and how they would take care of it. I'm excited for the future in medicine because I think we will have some major breakthroughs. I'm excited and hopeful that one day we will find cures for Cancer, Aids, and other traumatic injuries that we can't take care of today. What scares me is people not being able to get the treatment they need.

Amelia Harris said...

1. I am still interested in Medicine because I have found that most subjects being lectured are interesting. However, the more I find out about Medical school the more I think nursing is best for me. Also, nursing involves much more patient interaction which is my most valued part in this field.
2. My favorite lecture has been the Ancient Chinese Medicine because it showed me a whole new side of Medicine that I wasn't very well educated on. I think that it is amazing to view the human body in a way that we are one with the Earth and its elements. I would love to take a class in college on it to expand my health care horizon.
3. I can see the future of Medicine in the United States progressing very much. New drugs and treatments will always be arising because new people will always be coming into the field generating new ideas. Also, as technology continues to progress, there will be an increase in complexity of these new ideas. What scares me about this is that there are longterm effects that cannot be tested for immediately. I think that there will be controversies about how far humans should allow technology to go due to the many consequences and how much we can replece the role of a god. I feel like there are endless possibilities for our future in Medicine.

Eric L. said...

1.)I am definitely still interested in medicine. It takes more than a few lectures to persuade me otherwise. Besides all of the lectures we pretty ace.

2.)My favorite lecture thus far has been radiology. I thoroughly enjoyed the way he explained his job, through example rather than through words. All of the other lecturers explained their field with vocabulary and history. Radiology gave us examples to try our hand at.

3.)What excites me about the future of medicine in this country is the pace at which technology is improving. In a few years, I have no doubt that we will be able to do things in medicine we couldn't even dream of today.
What scares me about medicine is what i see as a huge shift in the supply and demand curves of medical care in the future. Per capita, the supply of physicians decreases each year, due to the constant level of medical schools in the country, while the demand for medical care increases. The result of these two trends is an increase in price and an indeterminate amount of supply. Because the government set a price ceiling for certain medical services, the amount of dead-weight loss in the medical industry is huge. In addition, based off of the salaries of physicians, I would also wager a guess that the taxes unfairly harm the consumers while the subsidies unfairly benefit the producers. In the long run, this will result in a collapse of the medical system, and possibly the systems that support it like medicare or medicaid.

Lydia Personne said...

1. I am still interested in a career in medicine. When going to the cadaver lab and seeing the anatomy of the body in its true form and not just on a poster or something in class it actually illustrates how complex the body is, and seeing the way in which everything connects really interests me. Along with hearing the lectures I see how doctors have actually been changing people’s lives. For all of the doctors that have spoken not one of them have said they truly minded taking all the schooling either all they said was it would be hard work but worth it in the end.
2. The second day of Dr. Katubig’s lecture was my favorite because it showed how he was able to change so many people’s lives. He had a lot of knowledge about how not just the anatomy of the body works but also the way in which it can be rebuilt and the different types of tools they use.
3. The thing that excites me most about the future of medicine it stem cell research and how they will be able to be used whether that be building a whole intire person like were doing right now or just being able to grow a single organ. The disseases they will be able to cure and prevent are of interest as well. The thing that scares me about the future of medicine is the fact that one day we could all be at least half robotic and where that will take us as a civilization.

JadenG said...

1. Well, I am still interested in Medicine class, but a career in Medicine is not for me. Each lecture is interesting and the life of a doctor sounds exiting, but the idea of spending so much time and money to enter the field is appalling. But hey, it never hurts to have more knowledge.
2. Trauma was by far the best lecture up to this point in the semester. Dr. Katubig was an adequate speaker and the examples where breath taking. I never thought I would see a man with half his face gone before. My plan is to go into criminal psychology, so these pictures provided an example of what I might see in murder cases.
3. I see the future of medicine heading down two separate paths. One: The medical system remains in the private field. In this future, advances will grow exponentially, curing illnesses that were thought to be incurable. Doctors will become the center of admiration. I know that these things could happen but unfortunately, there is the second option. Two: The medical field will enter the public field, where the government provides care for everyone. There will be no advances in this future, because no money will be brought in. More people will die due to lack of care, and the country will fall into ruin.

Corrine said...

1. I am still intersected in medicine. Each lecture has been very interesting and I’ve been able to sort through the fields of medicine and which ones are more appealing than others.
2. My favorite lecture has been the radiology lecture because it has a lot to do with problem solving and finding the differential diagnosis. What interests me about it the most about radiology being able to help a person out by finding out what they need and how they need to be treated. I also really liked the neuropathology lecture because it was a great combination of psychology and statistics.
3. What excites me about the future of medicine is all the technology that will be invented to help us all sorts of diseases and treatments. The technology that we have now is unbelievable and it’s hard to even imagine what kind of technologies will be available tomorrow. What scares me about the future of medicine is people taking research too far and going beyond the line of is considered ethical.

Madison Banks said...

After all ready completing 50% of the medicine class I am still interested in pursuing a career of a physician. More specifically I want to one day be an orthopedic surgeon. It was kind of intimidating hearing from the doctors that it is a long and difficult journey. However, that just motivates me more to achieve my dream. The course load will be challenging but I don’t think it will be as bad because I will be taking classes that I actually want to learn about. Also the long years may seem bad but when you think about it is well worth it. Even though undergrad, med school and residency may seem long in the end the hard work will pay off because you will have the job you want and you will be spending more years with that job than the years spent studying.
My favorite lecture would have to be when Dr. Kortz spoke to us. His topic was about immunology and how the body fights sickness. I don’t know if I would want to be the doctor he is but what he had to say was very interesting. I never knew that this was how the body fought sickness and it was interesting to learn about. One thing that I thought that was the most interesting was how the body adapts and becomes immune to disease. It is like our cells have memory of that disease so when that disease invades our body it all ready knows what is coming.
I don’t know a whole lot about what is happening right now with medicine. However I am very curious to see what will happen. I am excited because I know there will be many new advancements and it will be very interesting to see. One thing that scares me is how competitive it will be to pursue the career. It is all ready pretty competitive right now and I can’t imagine how hard it will be in the future.

Kayla Van Hee said...

1)Yes I am still interested in medicine. I think even more so now that I actually have more background on the different fields of medicine and the schooling needed to pursue each one. I still would like to become a physical therapist or an athletic trainer.

2)My favorite lecture was the physical therapist, Dr. Teixeira, because that is the medical field I would one day like to enter. I loved going through an actual case for someone, and finding out exactly what that person specifically needed. I love how goal oriented physical therapy is, and really about helping the patient get back to their normal daily habits.


3) The future of medicine excites me because I believe that hopefully my generation can bring some new knowledge to the medical field and one day find a cure for diseases, cancers, or really anything that we have not yet founded. What scares me the most is the cost of medicine because they price keeps increasing, and if someone really in need can’t afford to pay for their medical bills.

alexandriab2012 said...

I am interested in medicine. After the cadaver lab, I realized how much I enjoy learning and seeing new things; it was an experience of a lifetime, especially to see in such depth and have such a large understanding discovered from the lab. From this lab and the lectures I have experienced, I have found an even larger interest in the human body.
My favorite lecture was by Dr. Bateman who spoke about facial anatomy and trauma. I thought his lecture information was fascinating especially the different fractures discovered by Dr. LeFort who dropped a bowling on the skull helping to improve modern medicine. I’ve always been interested in Operation Smile which Dr. Bateman briefly spoke of in regards to cleft lips and palates.
I am excited for the new technology currently being discovered which will help advance medicine. For example when Dr. Weintraub showed a man who was completely paralyzed was able to move because of the machine he was attached to; the fact that he was able to move, even though it wasn’t by himself was an incredible feat. The fact that our medical system isn’t really working in the interest of the patient kind of worries me. Once patients receive care the medical bills are so expensive that it is hard for many to pay the bill thus, many will not receive the care they need.

Dyachkova, K. said...

After going through 50% of this class I am still interested in Medicine because these lectures have inspired me to expand on my knowledge about different areas of medicine, specifically the brain. For some reason nueroscience is a very interesting subject for me and I seem to be more interested when the proffesors bring up the brain. I’m not completely sure as to why this is so interesting for me but I think it has something to do with the fact that we know so little about it compared to other parts of the body. Somehow, all human behavior originates from the brain whether it be learning, an emotional reaction or decision. It fascinates how powerful the brain is and that people may percieve the world differently because of a different brain structures. The future of medicine in the country excites me because there can be so much more expansion of knowledge through out the years but it also scares me that the more choices that become available to people to heal themselves, the more corrupted these choices may become because of solutions like stem cell research and others that may come up in the future.

LeslieH said...

1. Why yes, yes I am. However the amount of schooling, commitment, and delayed return are nothing short of daunting. After rereading my answer to the second question, it has become apparent to me that I am not so interested in the disease oriented or social part of medicine, but rather in the hard physical cause and effect pairs that make the human body work. I think it is so cool that after all is said and done the body is a machine, even when you take a holistic viewpoint.
2. My favorite lecture hands down has been the one on thoracic trauma. I love the idea of putting people back together like puzzles. There is a blatant physical problem- hence; there is a blatant physical solution. Conversely, my second favorite lecture was the one on Chinese medicine. I love the in-depth physiology needed to make it work.
3. I am really excited about genetic and stem cell research. It is essentially the act of hacking the body’s most primitive functions and making them work for us. I am not so excited about the moral dilemmas that accompany much of this new technology. Maybe I’ve just read too much dystopian literature.

MaryK. said...

Yes, after hearing the lectures that I have I am still very interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Although a career in medicine is very intense I believe that the work is very rewarding. I hope that one day I will be a physical therapist. I think that PT is very rewarding because you help individuals recover physically so that they can resume normal activity. Working with sports injuries specifically intrigues me because of personal experiences. After suffering multiple injuries from high school sports, I hope that one day I can help other high school back on the field doing what they love.

My favorite lectures were the ones on Physical Therapy and Holistic Medicine. These lectures interested me because they are fields of medicine that I am interested in pursuing. After having an injury to my ribs freshman year I have seen many doctors. Among the most beneficial to me were physical therapists and acupuncturists. Some of doctors I saw wanted me to just take pain pills and rest, but I new that I wanted to be back in the pool as soon as possible. Both the physical therapists and the acupuncturist help me over come my injury naturally. When the OBGYN doctor talked about Holistic medicine as a mindset rather than a type of medicine I wanted to learn more. I thought that it was very interesting when she compared holistic medicine to conventional medicine.

The future of medicine excites me a lot. Medicine is a field that is ever changing. Individuals are always finding new cures for diseases. I also think that the ideas of holistic medicine are also growing a lot. People like when they have more of a relationship with their doctor instead of feeling just like a machine. It scares me that some many people want doctors to write prescriptions for antibiotics to solve simple things like the common cold. I feel that people should use antibiotics as a last resort but first try to not get sick by living a healthy lifestyle.

BernardoT said...

1.Yes I’m still interested in a career in medicine. I still want to work in helping people but I don’t want to work in primary care. I don’t trust myself to make the right decisions under pressure. I’d rather work in research and development where someone won’t die because I happen to be having a tough day. Especially seeing the pictures from the trauma lectures I don’t think I’d be able think of a solution with those injuries in front of me.
2.My favorite lecture has been either the chinese medicine, or radiology. The chinese medicine lecture was interesting because the doctor was willing to explain his trade to an entire room of skeptics. I heard all the snickering and commentary amongst the students, but even so I learned a lot from it. I honestly believe that chinese and western medicine should both be used in public medicine today because their different approaches to different cases would result in better healthcare. Radiology was interesting because he explained the science behind the technology, why an MRI works for example. He also showed how problem solving can be applied to medicine.
3. I’m concerned for the future of medicine in this country. The decisions being made in terms of public access to healthcare are being made with more regard to money than to public need. Doctors aren’t the ones calling the shots and politicians aren’t trying to implement the best system for the health of the people.

drew said...

Based upon what I have seen from the first 50% of this class, I became very interested in radiology. Dr. Fleishman gave an introduction to radiology that I found myself very interested in as I could see myself being a radiologist. Another reason that I liked this specific profession in medicine is because he was one of the doctors I found to be very happy with his job by how he presented it and how he presented himself. Dr. Fleishman by his profession is considered to be a doctor’s doctor whom I think is pretty cool because you deal with so many different people and situations. The final thing that drew me to radiology was that they deal with images that they look at and analyze to see what the problem is. Overall, I am still interested and would still like to pursue a profession in medicine.
Listening to all of these doctors speaks about their roles in medicine and being educated on their advances, I feel very fortunate to live with today’s doctors. What fears me still is that there are still diseases, sickness, and injuries that doctors have not yet found a cure or treatment for that result in more deaths. Another thing that also scares me is the flipside of what I just said. Medicine has become so advanced that people are living longer and there are more and more people every day. This results in overpopulation and that could end up affecting the world more so than helping it.

Lauren Fisher said...

1. I am still interested in Medicine, and more specifically, I feel driven to become a nurse. This class has taught me about the demanding career of a medical profession. Also, I have gained insight about the challenging education ahead of me. At the same time, I know a medical career is extremely rewarding, and the benefits far outweigh the difficulties. I find medicine fascinating, so hopefully my passion will enable me to achieve success at my career choice of nursing.
2. My favorite lecture has been with Joe Teixeira on Physical Therapy. One thing about his lecture that really stood out to me was the video he played. I really enjoyed seeing his profession in action. Being able to see the patients heal and develop their muscular function reiterated the significance of working in the medical field.
3. I am excited about the advancements medicine will make in just a few years. Recently, stem cell research and nanotechnology have largely influenced the way medicine is performed. I am looking forward to easier access to medical supplies and assistance in third-world countries. I am nervous as to what the health care system will look like by the time me and my fellow students are working. If I do become a nurse, I hope that I will be able to treat everyone, regardless of their financial situation. However, health care reform could drastically change the way medicine is practiced.

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Alison L said...

1. After listening to all the lectures so far, I think that I am still very interested in medicine. I think the human body and learning how it works is so interesting. It also seems like all of the doctors we have listened to have such satisfaction with their jobs, knowing what they do helps.
2. My favorite lecture so far would be Dr. Gerber. First of all, the brain and neurology field really interests me. I think it’s so interesting to learn how it works. I also liked the fact that he was more into research than like brain surgery. I would really like to go into a field like his.
3. The future of medicine excites me because it seems to be always advancing and moving forward. The current concern is that our generation will not be able to find jobs after college, but the medical field always has new jobs available. The future of medicine scares me because pursuing a career in this field means many years of school, and starting out in this field it’s hard to make a lot of money. It could take a while for you to actually get your career started and get where you want to be.

Alysha Pederson said...

1.I am still fairly interested in the medical field. I am not fully sure about what part of medicine I want to be a part of so hopefully, sometime the rest of the class, I can find something I’m truly interested in.

2.My favorite lecture so far was Dr. Katubigs’ trauma lecture. I liked all the pictures he provided and the explanation of what he does on a regular basis at work. I liked the adrenaline of never knowing what will walk through the doors and what will happen next. I also thought that the Neuroanatomical Organization of the Brain was interesting as well. I enjoyed this lecture because I found the whole study of the brain and why we do things intriguing. I liked the psychology aspect of it all and problems solving involved.

3.I am excited knowing that Medicine is evolving very fast and we are always coming up with new ways to help people. I like that we are constantly looking for new, better, faster and easier ways to do things by experimenting and studying.
What scares me about the future of Medicine is the government controlled Healthcare and everyone receiving the help they need. What also scares me is the constant resistance to treatments along with the fear of too many sick patients and too little heath care providers.

Mfleming said...

1. Medicine still interests me to some extent. After sitting through all the lectures, there are alot of negatives and positives. It seems like pursuing a career in medicine takes alot of time and hard work, but some of the careers seem very interesting. Hopefully the next half of the class will help me decide whether or not i wish to pursue a career in medicine.

2 My favorite lecture was the concussion lecture. I found that very intersesting and i could relate because i have had a few concussions myself. The doctor seemed like a cool guy and even told us he was going to the Broncos facility to help out over there. That is what sold me. I love sports and would enjoy having a career dealing with professional athletes. He also showed us videos of patients who were having serious troubles remembering anything and how they went through therapy and basically came back to their regular selves. I thought that video was a pretty eye-opening experience.

3. The future of medicine in this country seems very bright. It seems like we have a cure for alost everything and no matter how bad your hurt there is always hope to be repaired. It is amazing how far we have come and there is no denying that we will become more and more advanced as time goes on. After watching some of these videos and seeing what these doctors have gone through, it seems like nothing is impossible.
Cancer and other un-curable diseases or physical damage are what scares me. It is a horrible feeling knowing that there is no cure or anyhting the doctors can do to bring you back to normal.

MichelleH said...

1. I never really thought I was super interested in medicine particularly. I enjoy learning about medicine and everything about medical stuff; however, I don't think I want to go into a field having to do with medicine. I love learning about all of the different things that go in in the medical world, but I don't think I'd be able to handle someone else's life in my hands.
2. My favorite lecture so far is probably the trauma because my mom is an ER nurse and I only hear stories from her, whereas the doctor showed us pictures (I like gruesome pcitures) and told us the story and all of the background information. I liked how it was more interaction and picture based, rather than lecture and note based.
3. The amount of new information scientists are figuring out both excite and scare me. The new discoveries are exciting because new things can save people's lives and they are finding more cures, but also they we are becoming so technologically based that it may be becoming too much.