As the internship program has progressed, interns have received greater opportunities to observe what goes on throughout the hospital, and greater variety in what they are permitted to see. As high-schoolers, they are able to view the same procedures that med students are seeing for the first time during their residencies. Here, interns discuss specific procedures they had the opportunity to observe during the summer of 2009, and the effects they had.
I've seen six surgeries, including a foot amputation. The day after, I spoke to the man who'd had that surgery. I had felt bad for him before because he'd had to get his foot amputated, but he told me that he felt so free and so good. I was truly amazed and inspired, witnessing firsthand the wonders that medicine can do.