Thursday, January 19, 2017

TotW 1/12: MLK Day

Given that this past Monday we celebrated MLK day we decided to do some non-violent protest, social justice and volunteerism oriented questions. It strikes close to home given how our clinic runs solely on volunteer power! Continuity Care Team 22 stepped up to the challenge with the following responses:

From L to R: Hetty Cheng (PharmD), Nirav Haribhaktia (M1), Carly Borinsky (M2), Doug Connolly (M3)
1) Who is your favorite non-violent activist, aside from MLK?

All Team: Ghandi!

Hetty Cheng (PharmD): MIchaelle Obama!

2) What is a meaningful volunteer experience you’ve had, besides PC?

Nirav Haribhaktia (M1): “Volunteering at a nursing home and interacting with the elderly patients.”

Carly Borinsky (M2): Tutoring

Doug Connolly (M3): “EMS—and training team 22.”

Hetty Cheng (PharmD): “Volunteering at Children’s Specialized Hospital.”

3) Answer can only be yes or no- is the American Dream a myth?

Nirav Haribhaktia (M1): No

Carly Borinsky (M2): Yes

Doug Connolly (M3): Yes

Hetty Cheng (PharmD): No

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SCMotW 1/17: Smörgåsbord

Hey, welcome back devoted Promise Clinic blog followers. This week we have a good, old-fashioned SCMotW (none of this ops-hijacking tomfoolery like last week.) We have the pleasure of hearing from Nikhil Yegya-Raman, a member of Quality Improvement committee. He got to answer a little bit of every Team of the Week’s questions this time around. You like smörgåsbord? I know I do.

Nikhil Yegya-Raman (M3), a member of Quality Improvement

1) What are the prettiest windows you've ever looked through?

Nikhil Yegya-Raman (M3): “Do lakes count? Lake Louise in Banff.”

2) What's a cool volunteer experience you've had?

Nikhil Yegya-Raman (M3): “Promise Clinic! But other than this - a few years back I worked with an autistic, nonverbal 10 year old who showed exceptional math skills. The goal was to develop a lesson plan to help him reach his full potential. Very humbling experience.”

What is your favorite warm beverage to drink on a cold day to warm up?

Nikhil Yegya-Raman (M3): “Tomato soup”