Courtney Fung

Reflection on Day 3

Today was an incredible day of learning, team-building, and communication. I think the most profound thing I learned from today as well as Day 1 is that medical mistakes happen, and how we treat the outcome has an enormous ripple effect on everyone. I was welling up with so much emotion during the viewing of “Bleeding Out.” Even now as I type this, I am still feeling some level of disbelief by how an enormous healthcare system with the power and privilege to help their patients when medical mistakes happen, instead decides to stone wall and refuse to acknowledge any true responsibility on their part. I am especially disappointed in the fact that even while knowing that Steve’s mom was a victim of a horrendous event, Steve’s uncle Ted still decide to turn back on his family out of possible fear of facing judgment from his peers.  Other things… Continue reading

Reflecting upon Day 1

Today has been an enlightening day in learning about patient safety. My favorite part of today was Laura’s lectures on transparency and just culture, which I found to be really informative. As a medical student, I believe that we find ourselves sometimes in a confusing position because we either 1) believe that because we are on the bottom of the totem pole, we are not free to always share our thoughts or 2) we simply assume our residents or supervising attendings will report events about patients that we have been following. I think back to this one patient that I always lament over. Back in April 2022, I was doing my psych clerkship in a child psych in-patient unit. We were consulted for a 17 y/o female for altered mental status in the ED. When we visited the girl, we soon realized that neurology had not been consulted first, but… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
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