Project/blog link:Exploring the World of Cardiology BASIS Advisor: Cheri Carswell Internship location: Carondelet Medical, Tucson, AZ Onsite Mentor: Dr. Navin Kedia, Cardiologist
When asked what job they want to have after school, so many students instantly say, “doctor.” As one of these students, I took it upon myself to enter the world of medicine under the watchful eye of a doctor, in order to see if it’s actually the career I want to pursue. Exploring the world of cardiology is a two-part project for me: half of it is experiencing and recording the daily activities of a cardiologist, and the other half is selecting a patient and writing my very own case study. For the most part, my project will consist of shadowing Dr. Kedia at Carondelet Medical, and making notes on what he does and how he does it. I hope to sit in in as many procedures as possible, and by the end to have a case study that I can present. Hopefully, during this process, I will help not only myself but other students to decide whether a career as a practicing physician is the right choice.