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Should I volunteer at an infusion center

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by unleash500, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. unleash500

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    I am thinking of volunteering at a hospital infusion center, and I am wondering if anyone knows if there will be physicians staffed there?

    Are physicians required at an infusion center? What is the role of the physician there?
     
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  3. macsta

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    Why wouldn't you contact the hospital?
     
  4. unleash500

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    cause i am posting from work and was looking for a quick answer.
     
  5. macsta

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    A quick answer isn't necessarily the correct answer.
     
  6. Brachyury

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    No, physicians write orders for infusions, and while they may visit and check-in with patients, its not the norm. However, an infusion center can be a great way to have patient interaction
     
  7. generator

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    I have volunteered at infusion for a cancer center. It is heavy patient contact... get them warm blankets, pillows, jello... you talk to them and keep them company. for me there was no physician contact - although I interacted with nurses regularly.
     
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    No physician contact. However, lots of patient contact, so I would definitely recommend it. You can always shadow a couple of physicians if you want to observe what they do.
     

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