For my senior research project, I will be volunteering in the Emergency Room at Banner University Medical Center three days a week. For the other two days, I will be shadowing Dr. Dyson, a local pediatrician, in his private office. Each week I will be assisting nurses, doctors, and patients in the Emergency Room to gain experience in the medical field, and I will also be learning about pediatric medicine while working with Dr. Dyson. I hope to compare quality of care, continuity of care, the environments, and cost of a chaotic emergency department with a private practice medical office in hopes to provide information that would benefit patients in deciding where to receive personal healthcare. Each week I will write about my experiences at the hospital and pediatrician’s office and also give updates on my independent research. As an aspiring doctor, this exposure will give me keen insight into the medical field.