We all started out this morning in Wanblee Health Center. Lyn broke off for a little bit to teach CPR at Crazy Horse high school in Wanblee. Much to her surprise she had an attendance of 24 people when they had anticipated around 5. She learned to roll with the punches and had a great time with the enthusiastic students. Dr. Kalinosky, Teresa, Lyn, and I had a nicely paced day with a total of 9 patients seen. I had the great opportunity to shadow the resident pediatrician, Dr. Gibson, on a couple of her cases.
We then joined the health science academy students for our evening community meal. This was held at the transitional living center, which to our surprise (and Teresa’s joy) was packer colors. They taught us how to wrap sage, which is commonly used for ceremonies, tea, or fragrance. After a delicious dinner, we headed over to Rosie’s Singing Horse Trading Post for some beautiful jewelry and souvenirs. We then returned home for a relaxing evening at the Lakota Prairie Ranch before we head out in the morning for one last patient in the clinic, some homemade popovers, and the long drive east on I-90 back home. Overall, this has been one of the most fun and eye-opening shadowing experiences I’ve had as a pre-medicine student, and would recommend it to anyone. I’ll miss all the wonderful people I’ve met, and who have been so welcoming.
by Lauren Schultz