Ruchica Chandnani

Reflections from Wednesday and Thursday

Since the program has wrapped up, I wanted to reflect on my last two days in Breckenridge regarding what I’ve learned and taken with me as a medical student.  It has been a wonderful experience getting to know my cohort, fostering a passion for patient safety, and advocating for keeping our hospital environments humble and malignancy-free.

Day 3 (Wednesday):  The group hike in the morning was definitely a necessary activity on our agenda given the events from yesterday.  I really liked how low-key it was since I believe it helped foster mindfulness regarding the triggering and difficult topics we’ve discussed the day before.  The Domino Game afterwards was probably my favorite activity of the day since it taught me how essential communicating clearly and effectively is to doing any sort of task in a hospital setting.  It was at first difficult to access whether the… Continue reading

Reflections from Monday and Tuesday

Despite my hectic journey to make it to Breckenridge (which I elaborate on in Day 1), I can safely say that my first two days here were emotionally exhausting but very informative and inspiring.  I wanted to use the time I have now to reflect and post a couple of takeaways I’ve gotten so far.

Day 1 (Monday):  I found the Story of Lewis Blackman to be eye-opening and shocking for a particularly unique reason.  On my trip from Dallas to Denver, my flight actually got diverted to Colorado Springs because of a tornado in Denver and the plane I was in not having enough fuel to make it there safely.  When the plane arrived to Colorado Springs, the engine died and so did the AC later on.  After 2 hours of waiting on the tarmac of the airport, with no fuel, AC, ways to… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

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