MMC: Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers

September 26, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski

[music]>>CHRISTOPHER BUTTARAZZI: Nervous, excited.
It’s an amazing day.>>GWENDOLYN DOWNS: This is completely out
of our control.>>BETHANY ROY: I could be east coast, west
coast, in between. So, we’ll see in about 10 minutes.>>BETHANY ROY: For the last four years, we’ve
all been through a lot together, so it’s nice to be able to be together when we find out
what the next adventure is.>>JOHN DAGGETT: I’d love to be at Maine Med.>>MIKE NEILSON: I want to be at Maine Medical
Center. [music]>>MIKE NEILSON: I come from a family of physicians
actually. My father is a doctor here in Maine, in Portland. I have an uncle that’s a doctor
as well. So growing up, I knew I absolutely did not want to be a doctor [laughs]. I was sent a small little newspaper clipping
from my father that said there’s this new thing called the Tufts Maine Track. He said,
“oh you might be interested in this.” I said, “oh this could work out pretty well.” I wanted a hospital that was both academic,
sort of through very cutting-edge procedures, but also had a bit of a community-based approach
to it as well. It’s not an ivory tower-type institution. We do a little of everything
here. [music]>>DR. BAUMANN: The tip goes right into the
esophagus if you follow the hard palate. [music]>>MIKE NEILSON: There’s a lot of one-on-one
interaction with the attendings. We work very closely with the residents.>>PATIENT: I’ve been teaching since ’57.>>MIKE NEILSON: We really get to do a lot
with our patients, but of course under great supervision. We’re not just sitting there
observing or shadowing. It’s very well respected in terms of how well
it trains physicians. And then I just like being in Maine. This is where I’m from. I lived away for quite
a while and sort of realized this is a pretty unique place. The Tufts Maine Track- best medical school
ever, or greatest medical school ever. [laughter]>>MIKE NEILSON: I’ve seen an entire nursing
staff in the I-C-U sign a card a dying patient’s family. I’ve seen my fellow classmates on
their days off accompany their patients to doctors appointments to be their advocates. What I have learned is that being a good doctor
is the little things that are done in between the life saving measures. The things that one doesn’t necessarily have
to do, but should.>>RENEE THIBODEAU: Bay State! Woo! [laughs]>>CHRISTOPHER BUTTARAZZI: I’m going to Cincinnati,
Ohio! So, I’m going on an adventure.>>RENEE THIBODEAU: Hey dad. Guess where I’m
going!>>BETHANY BARTLEY: I got my top choice. I’m
going to Mass General for pediatrics. Relief, I think, is the best way to describe
it. Going to Maine! [screams] We’re going to go to Maine again!>>JOHN DAGGETT: It does say Maine Medical
Center.>>MIKE NEILSON: Neilson? I want to be at Maine Medical Center. That’s me thanks! I just had a fantastic experience there over
the last two years. Maine Med! Yay! By all accounts, we have chosen a difficult
path, but we’ve also chosen a profession that affords the ability to make a difference. To our benefactors, faculty, family, and friends,
we thank you for all you’ve done and we certainly hope to do you and the rest of this great
state proud.