This week of ISM was filled with obstacles. As the mentor date approaches, I am still left with no mentor.
I have put a substantial amount of effort in finding a mentor that is a doctor, but I am left with no luck. I have tried my hardest to contact the only Infectious Disease Clinic, but I am left going around in circles to speak to a physician. I have even called family medicine and internal medicine clinic, but I am still left with no luck. I have asked for help from the ISM II students that have previously had doctors as their mentors, therefore I will try to implement their suggestions in the upcoming week.
My biggest disappointment this week was when I called a family clinic in hopes of an interview, I arrived at the location and was denied an interview due to my status as a high school student. What made the matter even more frustrating, is that I explained to her prior to our “interview” what is ISM and that I was a high school student.It seems that I will not be able to find a medical doctor as my mentor, thus I will have to resort to a different public health professional
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