I think that Dr. Accardi's presentation was extremely insightful. It helped me understand both the process of finding a career and the health care system. It was interesting to find out that Dr. Accardi did not initially plan on becoming a doctor, but now that he is a doctor he loves it! I also found it interesting that Obamacare has not really affected his day-to-day routine. Is this a selling point or a flaw of the program? I can't decide.
I feel much better about my career and academic prospects now. Anyone who knows me knows that I am really particular about maintaining a high GPA, but Dr. Accardi went to a good college and medical school on a GPA that wasn't particularly great. He still had to work hard, but he didn't sweat the small stuff and wasn't afraid to take a class on because it might negatively affect his prospects. He was just genuinely interested in learning. That's the kind of student I want to be!
I wonder if I might be interested in malpractice law now. I know I want to practice some kind of law, and malpractice sounds really interesting.
I too agree that he had excellent qualities not only as a student but a doctor too! I aspire to have that mind set, and not stress over the small things also. :)
I agree, I'm glad he talked about what school was like for him! And I can definitely see you working with malpractice law, that's awesome that you got that out of the presentation!
I also agree! He had this way about him that made him feel easy going and easy to get along with. I feel like working in a emergency room would turn you into a stress case but it seems like he is as calm as can be.
I really enjoyed Dr. Accardi's presentation today. I think I found what he did the most. He told us stories and talked to us about what his job was like. I liked how he talked about school and his choice for what he wanted to do. He said he knew he wouldn't want to be in the medical career because he wasn't good at chemistry but later in his life he did end up enjoying that career.
It makes me wonder all the careers I've decided not to do because I wasn't good at one of those important things. It also makes me want to consider all the options.
I feel a little bit interested in the career of medical. Because I wanted to be a nurse but I'm not good at science so I decided not to do that, but now I am thinking about it. I was really impacted listening to this presentation because he gave really good advice, and just the process to his career was really insightful.
I really liked hearing about all of his stories as well and found it really cool that he decided to pursue something he wasn't originally good at.
I think that its super interesting that despite his dislike in chemistry at the time he prevailed similar to your situation. He's insight to making sure to look at every career was super important.
I really liked how he just seemed so relaxed and chill about school and our education! Really motivating me to stress less!
Think: Having Dr. Accardi come to talk to us was really useful because most of us think we have to have it all planned out. He kept trying different things; wasn't really motivated to really try, which isn't what one expected to hear from a successful doctor. I also think by making his presentation more like a conversation it was more personally and easier to talk to him as a person instead of as someone we have to listen to.
Feel: I feel so much better about where I stand academically now. Also I have so many fields I might want to go into and I keep thinking as a high schooler everyone is expected me to pick right now, and I can barely decide what cereal I might want for breakfast. It was so nice to know that I don't need to have all the answer, but at least dreams and hopes.
Wonder: I wonder how some jobs are found more appealing than others? Why does America have this complex and confusing medical system? Why is it today hard to find jobs? Why are some careers wanted more, with less career options, and many career options, but no one wants to work in the field?
I feel the same! The presentation inspired me to not worry so much about what I want to do; the right job will find me. :)
I totally relate to your comparison to cereal. While I do know my field of interest it is overwhelming to think about my future. I agree that it is best to have hopes and dreams, which you asipire to achieve because by doing so you can do more with your life!
I agree completely, I have no idea what I want to or where I want to go to school and he made me feel a lot better about that. He showed us that we don't need to have the answers now to be successful in the future. I also really like how instead of talking at us Dr. Accardi talked with us, letting us decide what we wanted to talk about and find beneficial.
I was absent so I missed the presentation. As a result I do not know what to write.
I think that Dr. Accardi's presentation was insightful and informative on our futures. It helped me realises that while it is nice to do well in high school, grades shouldn't be your motivation/future. I think that learning how Dr. Accardi did not want to be a doctor in the first place is crazy, especailly when he annpunced that he was not necesarily a fan of academics when he was in school... he just loved shop class.
I feel alot better in my standings as a student after Dr. Accardi's talk. I know that I am particular about my grades, and was just yesterday freaking out about my GPA. It was inspirational to learn how while Dr. Accardi didn't have a high GPA in high school, worked hard through college and medical school to finally yet unexpectedly become a doctor.
While I do know that I want to be involved in health sciences as a career I feel that being a doctor would be too stressful for me. I wonder how Dr. Accardi stays calm and knows how to make the "right decision" almost instantly.
Agreed! Not going to worry so much about my grades any more! I will see them as a by-product of my learning rather than an ultimate goal. There are no grades in the real world!!
I agree, it does sound like a stressful job and that we shouldn't let our current grades determine our future.
I agree. Dr Acardi seems very calm and trustworthy, which is strange considering his erratic school years.
Do you think that the right decision is always the easiest one to make? He talked a little about the multiple things that even the smallest things could be. I think that one of the most difficult things about being a doctor is making the decision that is best for everyone.
I really enjoyed Dr. Accardi's talk and it gave me a lot of reassurance about getting into college and finding a career. He said that he did alright in high school and that he went through many different classes and jobs before deciding on becoming a doctor. I think that it is really important to know because there is a lot of pressure on deciding on a job now and that you have to be a perfect student in order to get into a good college. And after hearing his view on why he loves being a doctor, I feel that becoming a nurse would definitely be a good career for me (which I have been planning on becoming for years). But I also wonder what other careers that I might enjoy and what the healthcare industry will be when I'm old enough to enter it.
I agree! I loved hearing that he had a 2.6 GPA!
I completely agree, I feel a lot more at ease now that he said that as I don't really have any for sure ideas of what I want to do when I'm older.
I totally agree, it was a nice stress relief and look into the future, hearing that his GPA wasn't even a 3.0 in high school definitely showed me that even if we have a GPA that's pretty low, we can still have a bright future.
Yeah him getting into led school the way he did, gave me a lot of reassurance too!
I loved listening to Dr. Acardi speak. I was very inspired by the fact that he had a very poor GPA in high school and fooled around a lot in college, yet he still got far in his career. I am always so panicked that if I don't get a perfect grade, that I will lose my chance to succeed. Hearing his story relaxes me and I am so happy that there are people like him, who have so many different experiences, like playing in a rock band, and still achieve their goals. I was also very interested to hear his feelings about being sued for malpractice. I often read articles about how doctors need to be monitored more, because they are careless. However, Dr. Acardi said that it all comes down to making the right call in the moment. No one is perfect and can know everything, especially not under extreme stress. He also said that his practice was the one thing that he would be offended by someone criticizing. Not his house or his car, but his ability to be a doctor. I learned a lot from Dr. Acardi's presentation.
Wonder: What was it like, the first time he stitched up a human?
lol i wonder how he felt when he got to treat his first patient and if he was at all anxious or completely prepared
Yeah I agree with Ichy that must have been quite an experience when he got his firs patient. I bet it would be nerve wracking.
Its quite a leap to go from text boobs describing the process to doing IRL. Even with practice on dummy to pressure of that persons life on you must be insane at first.
I think that what Dr. Accardi does is really amazing. He obviously is very passionate about his job and really gave a great overview of what it's like to be a doctor. It also made me feel a lot less stressed about finding a career now as he talked about how many times he changed his profession until he found what he really enjoyed. He said that he didn't do amazingly in college, yet he was still able to fulfill his dreams and get to the place he is now. I wonder what it took him to realize his interest and passion towards the medical field and how much dedication it took to get where he is. I know that going through medical school is a lot of time and effort so I wonder what kind of stress he might have been under during school.
I agree, sometimes the best things in life to happen are not necessarily the ones you plan.
His presentation was truly inspiring
I feel that I might change my profession a bunch like how he did, till I find something I like!
I thought that the presentation by Dr. Accardi was vey informative, and I thoroughly enjoyed. I was impressed by the information that he had to give, and I thought that his presentation definitely clarified that the United States does not necessarily have the best system for medicine and healthcare.
I felt that he did reassure me that you don't have to have "perfect" records in order to get into medical school. I learned that in high school he had somewhere around a 2.6, maybe higher. He had initially thought that he would never go into a medical field because he did not do well in science courses during high school, but here he is now working as an ER Doctor.
I am wondering if what type of medical field that I might go into, because before today I did have an interest. However, I wasn't to sure if that was something to pursue, but after today it clarified that it is worth looking into. I also am wondering as to why access to health care is so bad.
I think Dr. Acardis Presentation was personally the most influentially speaker we've had to to date. It wasn't serious as previous topics covered but it spread some light on potential careers and he touched on his day to day activities which I thought was helpful. But what I think was so influential about his speech was how he touched on the cons. Things like the how the system could be improved and his thoughts on obamacare. His thoughts on lawsuits against physicians also amazed me, he gave the statistic: on average one in five physicians will be sued once in a five year period.
I feel very different about the medical field after hearing what he had to say, it clarified the process to get a medical degree which i assumed to be much more difficult.
I wonder why people would sue someone who's only objective is too help someone.
I feel like when we see someone of authority or professionalism we expect them to be always right or completely sure of what thier doing...but we forget that everyone is human and that we all make mistakes. And there is a potential of offense and anger when something goes wrong...and the chance that you may get money out of it doesn't help.
It was really weird I don't think we have ever had such a laid back guest speaker that just came in to talk basically one on one with us. He didn't have a presentation really the whole thing was just based around a giant conversation between the classes and him.
I agree! This was the best speaker we have had to date, maybe the best i've had in all of my 3 years here. He's presentation style made it easy to understand being us giving him the material to go off of through questions.
I loved Dr. Accardi's relaxed and down to earth demeanor, he has a great sense of humor and getting along with students like us seems to come natural to him. When he mainly talked about finding a career, he strongly emphasized to follow ones dreams, and that it was okay to fall down every once in a while or take a few steps back. He made everything he had accomplished in life look easy and never ran out of things to say. I loved that he could passionately share his love for his profession with the rest of us so confidently and vividly and i think that we could all tell that he loved his job. I think that Dr. Accardi has everything I want in life...to be happy and take part in a career that he is truly in love with. Isn't that what everyone strives for? I wish that I could have heard all of his strange stories and everything hes come across in his work...but it was such a pleasure to just hear everything, it was so informative and interesting. I feel like this is a time of a lot of discovering and confusion for us students...and hearing his story is very reassuring and shows me that anything is possible. He's clearly had some ups and downs in his life but has shown us that in the end everything will be alright. I wonder who the wildest patient DR. Accardi had to treat and thier story (but he told us some crazy ones too)
I agree, he did a very well job at illustrating all of the ups and downs, the benefits of doing the job you love. I also think that he did tell some interesting stories..
I agree completely.
I really enjoyed Dr. Accardi's time with us. He had a lot of amazing stories about the E.R.. He was really honest and played back about the entire thing and he also has a great sense of humor. Dr. Accardi gave great advice, he emphasized that you should do what you want to do and be happy doing it. He also said that it is okay if you don't have your whole life planned out now because you'll eventually know exactly what you want. I think that Dr. Accardi was the guest speaker I really paid attention to because he sat with us and we basically had a conversation about careers. Even with a GPA of 2.3 and fooling around in college, you can still strive to do anything you want as long as you have the drive to push yourself to go above and Beyonce. One thing that I really took away from Dr. Accardi and all of his stories, was that I NEVER want to become a doctor because the human body is disgusting!
Dr. Accardi was a really enjoyable guest speaker because he is so real!
Dr. Accardi's personality is very admirable. This wasn't like any other guest speaker presentation 'cause well...it wasn't a presentation. I liked that we were able to freely ask him anything and he wasn't shy about describing his experiences in great detail. I could tell that he enjoys his job more than anything else. I was convinced that it is a truly unique experience that brought forth personal gain. As a person, he's very appealing, very relaxed and casual whenever he spoke. He wasn't just stating facts and teaching us concepts we already may be familiar with. He was giving his insight into a profession that he made enjoyable to explore. I enjoyed his visit, more than I expected actually, and I definitely feel as if I left that room with a little bit more of an understanding of what is to be what he is.
Yeaaaaah! I too really liked how he was so open to everything from knowledge of his career to his own personal experiences. It really made it even more interesting to listen to and want to learn more about while being a very open ended "presentation."
I totally agree, this was not a presentation, more like a discussion in the way that we had communicated. It was more relaxed and he seemed to be having fun describing his experiences and from what I heard, I would think it is safe to say that he enjoys going to work everyday, which is great because who wants to do something they hate?
Certainly, it was a different kind of *thing*. His candidness and comfortability was charming to me. I suppose that's a thing that comes from working with people. He is obviously a people person, and he also seemed to have mostly everything figured out.
I thought the same it was cool that he opened up to us and told us how he struggled but still was able to become a doctor
I agree with a lot of other people so far. He really talked about how important it is do be doing something that you love and that sometimes it doesn't always come to you immediately. I felt really inspired when he talked about how he had a 2.8 GPA and changed his career choice several times and now here he is, a fully accomplished doctor, overflowing with knowledge and experience. It was also really great (and my favorite part) when he talked about his stories/adventures being a doctor. I loved this part the most because you could see in his eyes while he talked that he has loads of passion for his job. Being an 11th grade student I worry a lot about what I am going to do in my future and how I have to do tons of things to make me look good on paper so that I can one day earn the job that I want. But when I saw him talk about how he had all these crazy experiences and how much he loves to come to work each day just made me happy to know that anyone has the chance to get to that point, it might be a long and winding road but if you continue to always take one step forward, you can accomplish anything. And also what I took from today was that you don't always have to worry and stress so much to figure out every detail as to what you want to be in your future right at the moment. Some people already know what they are going to do in their future but at the same time Mr. Accardi said that he wanted to be in a rock band up until college, so I guess what I a trying to get at is that it's okay for me to be unsure of my future career because as long as I am driven and dedicated to seeking my passion, I can still have a fun and amazing future like Mr. Accardi.
I also found that very comforting that he was honest and not trying to sound fake. Even though he had a low GPA in high school he was able to find the career he loved and that was being a Doctor. It showed me that you don't necessarily have to be a straight A student or have a future plan so young. Like he said you want to be with the people who encourage you most and help guide you.
I think that Dr. Accardi's speech was very interesting. I've thought about becoming a doctor before and always felt a lot of pressure about getting good grades and also having to go school for 10+ years. so hearing him talk about how much he enjoyed his time not only during school but was also passionate job made me feel much less worried about the future. It was also calming to hear how indecisive he was about his career path in school, but was able to find something he was passionate about and pursue a career in that.
I feel a little more inspired to try out different jobs in the future. Dr. Accardi had done so many jobs before settling on being a doctor. so I feel before I make a decision that will determine the rest of my life. I should probably test the waters and see what I'm passionate about.
I wonder what inspired him to become a doctor.
I agree with you I also found the presentation to be very interesting and inspiring
He seemed like a very sincere guy and he truly loves what he does. It's hard to image myself being in that line of work but the way he explains almost makes me interested in the career path. He had all sorts of stories that were sad, funny, and involved miracles. It seems in this line of work you can have best and most satisfactory feeling you can get in any job. The feeling of truly helping someone or even saving their life.
I thought it was cool that he shared funny and really deep stories, it really shows how interesting that line of work can get.
I think Dr. Accardi's presentation was very applicable to reality to someone who is interested in persuing anything scientific. Most of it was him telling interesting stories from the emergency room and one of the most memorable I would think was the lady that came in with severe lower back pain and ended up telling him its been 6 months since her last period and they go back to the room and she was really like oh it's been 9 actually, but she still kept insisting that she wasn't pregnant, and half an hour later she ended up having a baby.
I feel like this was very insightful to the life of a doctor. I honestly would be totally for it, but I don't like seeing people in pain, and usually doctors fix that, but he also described one experience where two children died and having to the parents and I couldn't even imagine hearing that one of my family members died, or having to tell someone that their loved one(s) died. That kind of situation would definitely have to be way outnumbered by the situations that ended happily.
I wonder if the good situations outnumber the bad ones, I'm sure they do, but by how much. He also talked a little bit about how much people trust doctors, which I found interesting, and I wonder why people put so much trust in someone they might have just met, especially when the reason is because they are a doctor, or even look like one. I saw an article about some teenager pretending to be a doctor for a month before being caught, so I wonder how much that random teenager was trusted with.
Yeah I definitely agree with how you said that you might have wanted to become a doctor but was unsure because of the amount of times you would have to deliver the unfortunate news to friends or family members. Dang I don't think I knew about the teenager thing though! I feel like once people see scrubs/the generic white coats they automatically believe that they are trustworthy because of the amount of education those people must have to be able to simply wear the clothing. That's a very interesting thought though, I too wonder what he did during all that time and also what it took for people to realize that he was not a doctor.
This was an awesome experience to be able to hear what he does in his job, and all the struggles that he went through. I don't think I would be able to do the things that he does in his job, but him talking about all the stories really made it seem really amazing and more interesting to look into. It was also amazing to see how he didn't have the greatest grades, but he was very passionate about his living and made it happen. It makes me feel a lot better seeing that even though you mess up early, you can still recover and make something out of nothing.
Yes same here!
Yeah, I can't see myself being in that profession either but his stories were crazy! I think as far as i'll go in meds is hearing stories from medics haha
Even though I missed half of the presentation, Dr. Accardi's life attitude impressed me. Sometimes I feel that college degree are represented like the ticket for a successful life. Then, the pressure on students is made. Tons of times I was scared, nervous about my grade and wasted to much energy on that. However, I started understanding that that peace of paper will not rule my future. It is all about you and your work and passion. I liked how Dr. Accardi changed his thoughts and careers. It realesed me from stress I have about not knowing what do I want to be in life. Today, i officially decided that I can't do the job that the Dr. Accardi does. It is to much stress and responsibility. Doctors are real heroes of this world. They are making difference.
Srdja- I definitely agree with you when you say that doctors are the heroes in society. But I'd like to ask you why you don't think you'd be qualified? You seem pretty smart and capable to me.
Dr. Accardi's talk today made me really think about what I want to do in the future. For the longest time I thought that I wanted to be an ER physician, and I even shadowed one for career day last year. Lately though, I've been moving away from it slightly. Dr. Accardi's talk today kind of reinstilled my longing for being a physician.
I felt that it was really helpful to have Dr. Accardi come and talk to us. He was really funny and I enjoyed his stories and everything that he shared with us.
Now I am wondering about how I'm going to choose why I truly want to do in the future. I don't want to be changing my mind, and u think that I'm going to be to choose a path relatively soon.
Dr. Lucia!! Doesn't sound too shabby!!
His presentation today also made me think alot about what it might be like to have his job because its some thing different everyday
This is the same as me, I want to do something in the ER and just hearing what its like is very interesting and has made me look towards that future more.
The presentation dr. Accardi gave us today was very interesting through the different style he chose to present it in.
Instead of just presenting a power point presentation with determinate points of interest he decided to let us ask question of our interests.
Due to that we got a lot of in information about the responsibilities that go with his occupation as well as his daily life as a doctor.
By him having more a "dialog" with us and talking about personal experience and story it was not hard to sympathize and understand what it means to have an occupation/occupations especially one that comes with that much knowledge gaps and unexplored fields as his.
I think I will never be able to become a doctor simply because I would feel very uncomfortable with working in a human body and eventually making a mistake.
Oh "wonder" is missing:
Dr. Accardi has had three completely different jobs throughout his lifetime.
Now I wonder how I am going to be able to pick the right occupation and be as passionate about it as Dr. Accardi is about his.
Yeah, I agree in the way he presented it made it a little more comfortable and real for everyone.
Dr.Accardi’s presentation today was very interesting to me. One of the main reasons why his presentation was so interesting to me was the process he went through to get to where he is now. I was amazed by this because he talked about struggling in school and not being able to achieve a high gpa. This was unexpected because normally when you think of someone with a job like his you think the opposite about how their grades might have been. This makes me wonder how many people are let down by their grades and don't go after their favorite carrier. Lastly this presentation made believe that if you really want to do something it can be accomplished as long as you work hard enough to get there.
I was thinking the same thing! Its inspiring to know that even if your grades aren't perfect, you can still become your dream self. Grades don't define someone, and his life is the epitome of that
True, he was real with everything
I think that this presentation made me feel a lot better about my future, because lately Ive been really worrying about not knowing what I want to be or major in in college, but Dr. Accardi really explained how high school and college is just more time to figure out what you want to do with you life
I feel a lot better about still not knowing much about my future, and I also feel a lot more informed about what it takes to follow a career path I would like, which is very relaxing.
I wonder how long it will take me to decide but I guess thats not as important as the decision itself. In the end I still wonder how I am going to figure my future out, but I am excited for the results!
Same, I feel like most adults tell us kids to have everything figured out and know what we want to do in the future. I don't have it figured out and it's nice to know that someone who found a job that he loves.
He contemplated what shall I be?
A carpenter? A musician? An engineer?
His sense of belonging to those he serves.
Their lives. Their fears. Their joys.
His path into the future helping others.
Developing treatments. Mending wounds. Saving lives.
Wow you're so beautiful
I really liked how you formatted you TFW, it's simple, and gets to the point and all the things said are true about Dr. Accardi
This is so beautiful. Please give us more beautiful poetry!
I really love the second verse
"His sense of belonging to those he serves, their lives, their fears, their joys, a gift.
It really shows the privilege of working certain jobs beyond the pay
Having Dr. Accardi come to talk about his life and where he is at now in life was amazing for me. I'm really interested in the medical field, especially being an ER surgeon and he work's in the ER as a physician. He does a lot of the emergency first care which is important and now I have another position I am very interested in. He talked about how his decisions right when the patient first comes in is dangerous because if he chose's wrong it could mean getting sued or a severe consequence for the patient.
He also explained how he came to get his PHD. He said he didn't really do well in chemistry and didn't even have above a 3.0 throughout high school! Its really easy to relate to how he doesn't do well in science but how ironic that now he has his PHD. I'm not good in science but it seems that if he could do it that it is still possible as long as you try.
It is amazing what dedication and focus can result in.
This presentation was very heartwarming to hear since Dr. Accardi had amazing experiences to where he is right now. The way he presented was astonishing since he was struggling in high school to maintain a top gpa. He also gave great insight to what goes on in his career, and its like theres something different every single day!
Yes! I really enjoyed that he shared with us his hard time in highschool that still led him to a good job. Its really good motivation to see that you don't always need perfect grades, etc. to find a job you love.
Besides the amazing stories Dr.Accardi had to share with all of us. something he said really stood out to me. He said that in college there is always this knowledge flu passing around and that everyone is always trying to things. This is how Dr.Accardi went into his profession. He caught this disease when medicine was becoming a big thing in his school which later decided his major and career. I hope I end up in a scenario like this where I find a career I am very passionate of and start majoring in it.
My family knew Dr. Accardi from elementary school, and he and my dad got along because they were both in a band during high school. Granted my dad continued his musical career for a while longer, but they both ended up in different places than their original plans. It was great to hear his stories and his perspective of contemporary america. He told us honestly about his failing grades in high school and that he discovered his passion through experiences. Many high school students think they need to figure out their future before they go to college, and its freaking hard to plan out your life at this age. Hearing from him that it works perfectly fine to experience different careers in order to find the one that best fits you. He inspired me and actually eased some of my anxieties because my future right now looks like a blank canvas. I am really appreciative of him spending his time with us and am very glad that he was so honest.
I really liked the talk today. Dr. Accardi was down to earth. real, and funny. I think that he gave a lot of good examples, with his example of his lower GPA, or his not necessarily knowing what he was going to do, until he got there. Which makes me feel, almost comforted in the fact that we as high school students, although it is great to have ideas and plans, don't need to know our whole life plan just yet, and that college will show us new paths. I wonder when, in each position of his life, as a band member, and as a medical student, when it was time to change, or when it was time to choose what field, and then even what job, to do. I knew he picked what he liked, but did he now what he didn't like, and all of the choices?
I like how you brought up his "low" GPA because it is one of my favorite things that he shared.
I think this directly shows how the school system is broken: plenty of capable people are being turned away from colleges this very instant simply because they aren't good at the system of school. Just because they're not good at being forced to study things that don't interest them for many hours a day doesn't mean that they should get less opportunities than people with more tolerance for that.
I think Dr Accardi was very informative in the presentation by sharing with us all the details on his profession. Not only was he humorous, but he gave us an insight of his career which was very interesting.
I feel that I can do the same as him, by trying different subjects instead of focusing on just one. It's really cool how Dr Accardi started off with bad grades in hig school and ended up getting a career that he really enjoys.
I wonder what I would end up doing in the future because its hard for me to decide what I want to be later in life.
I think that his presentation gave me a lot of insight on the medical field. I thought he gave a good presentation in that he fun with the audience and also talked about some important topics regarding careers and collage. When he told some personal stories about his time and how he felt about the job itself, it made me consider medicine as profession I may be interested in.
but I feel as if Being a doctor would not be the right career for me. After thinking about it as a career choice I decided it was probably not right for me. When he gave his story about the dead teenagers and telling their mother, i thought to myself "I could never do that" It would just be to hard for me.
I wonder what other positions in medicine there are. I know a few of the basic ones but I would like to know if there are any specific ones I would be interested in.
As others have said, this wasn't really a presentation in the normal sense. Dr. Accardi just candidly talked about things he knew about. This was refreshing- especially for the last period, my least alert hour of the day. He was delightedly informative and frank. He made me think about my own career- something I rarely do. I'm not one to consider my future. I definitely can't imagine myself in a medical career, but he emphasized plans can change. I don't really know what I want from the world, but Dr. Accardi assured me it would come to me.
I thought this was interesting, how people's careers can change so suddenly in college when they find something they really like.
Think: I thought that Dr. Accardi was very helpful he didn't intimidate you or make you feel that you were below him. He had talked and shared stories he had experience being a doctor, this made me really consider my thoughts of wanting to become a nurse in the future. He really made me think about the type of job I wanted and how not everyone knows what they want to pursue in the future. It was interesting the way he told about the health care system and how its getting bad and how he was willing to accept change
Feel: When Dr. Accardi said he wanted change it made me feel that he really cared about people and that he wants to help people. When he had told us a story of when he had to help a family who had a big accident and the two children die, I couldn't help but think how horrible and awful it must be to have to send that type of news to the rest of the family. I felt really bad for some of the things doctors like him have to go through on a regular basis.
Wonder: Some things I have always wondered about was if pursuing my goal as a nurse is for me? Am I able to handle the tragic cases that happen?
Think: Mr. Accardis presentation, was immensely helpful!! I had always thought about being a doctor and seeing how he used to love being in a band and having a super fun life. I think the way he looks at his job is really cool rather than the people who are doctors and don't appreciate where they are in life.
Feel: I feel that I would have the same mindset as him if I was a doctor. I could really tell that he was really passionate about his job and actually enjoyed it. All the stories he told us we're super descriptive and funny. That's mainly why I thought that I connect with him, because he was able to be serious and funny.
Wonder: I wonder how difficult it was for him going through medical school? I wonder how tough it is knowing that you potentially messed up healing someone and knowing they'd never know?
Think: Going into this presentation I didn't know what to expect, I am not really interested in the medical field and so I wasn't sure what I would get out of it. I think that even though some of the questions people asked him weren't relevant to me this presentation over all was helpful because Dr. Accardi explained how he both uses now and transitioned from learning from textbooks in college to hands on medicine today. He also explained how he discovered that medicine is the profession he is passionate about and how it took him a while to discover.
Feel: I feel that when Dr. Accardi was speaking about how it took him a while to discover what he is passionate, that he had to try things first, and even though he liked/was interested in something didn't mean he could see himself ding it for the rest of his life a lot of us could relate to that. At this age people are always asking us what we want to do and major in in college but even though some people know what interests them, there are a lot of people including myself that don't know yet are probably going to have to take a more hands on approach and search to find what they are interested in.
Wonder: I wonder how this will vary for each individual person. Dr. Accardi described his process in finding what he is passionate about and how he had to try several different professions first but I wonder how I will find what I am passionate about and am a bit apprehensive about how I will find what I am passionate about and how long that will take.
I think that it was great to have a guest speaker. He told us how he didn't do so well in high school and wasn't sure what he wanted to have as a career. So it proved that even if you don't know where you are going the path may lead to somewhere great.
I feel that it gave those who aren't doing so well in high school can be successful still.
I wonder if the time difference from back when he graduated and now played a role in his success.
I was extremely surprised by how much I learned, at first I thought the talk wouldn't apply to me since I'm not planning on going into the medical field. But when he talked about his journey through different jobs and college, it motivated me to look at college in a different light, especially since I don't know what I want to do yet. The fact that he didn't do that well in high school and still got an amazing education and job was really inspiring. I hope we get more guest speakers in the future like that too, it's really interesting to see different peoples views on careers.
It is really motivational that someone is working in a medical field with the high school history that he had. With such a low GPA and goofing off in collage, I am shocked he was able to go into medicine. I have wanted to become a nurse or an ER doctor before but I never thought I could do it, due to my grades and will to work. Hearing about the life's he saved,, the ones he changed, makes me think about going into a medical field in collage again.
I think that his experience with career changing in college really shows the spirit of college and how it affects your growth. It really makes you growth but encourages mutation in your interests, deviation in your path and makes you someone you never thought you would be.
I feel that what he said about having a plan and having it disturbed, and about the privileges of working certain jobs. I want to be a chef and I feel like that would have the privilege of personal connection, at least in the kinda restaurant I wanna work in. But I know my plan of career might be disrupted and i can accept that.
I wonder what I'll go through in college to find my final career?
You bring up a good point with how college can really motivate a student to do their best.
Something that really struck me about Mr. Accardi was that he had a hard time in school and how he then still found a good job that he really enjoys! It was crazy how many times he changed his job but could still get a good degree and pursue his love of being a doctor and helping people that need help.I feel like there are pros and cons to having the many different jobs that he had before finally becoming an ER doctor. On one hand he had a lot of different experiences in many areas of work. On the other hand, one could look at those years as wasted time. I really wonder how his life would have turned out if he had stayed a construction worker or one of the other jobs that he had.
I thought that what Dr Accardi shared with us was so great to hear because I have no idea what I want to do. To hear all the first hand experiences he had from working with tools as a handy man, computer coding, to becoming a doctor. I thought it was so great to hear all about his life and all his funny stories that had happen to him throughout his life. What I really got out of everything he explained was it's not to bad to not be ready. To go through life and figure out what you like and don't like and coming to something that you really enjoy to spend your life doing is a really great thing to think about for myself. Overall I really liked hearing about his life and everything he had to say.
This presentation was different than normal, I had actually met and spoke to Dr. Accardi many times, even attending some of his talks so I was familiar with him and his work. But this presentation was a different format and I liked it. I think he helped us to see that careers change and people always have opportunities. I feel that the lack of power point and more engaging way of talking was beneficial. I wonder if his words insured anyone to join the medical field?
I think that the presentation the Dr. Accardi gave was a hit with the students because it seemed to bring the future into reality in a way. When before, thinking about what is to come is like reading a good book, engaging, but not relevant. He brings the fantasy of it all into view and makes it into reality.
I feel that Dr Accardi really enjoyed seeing the interest on the students faces when he talked about his professional life.
I wonder how many medical students go into college thinking that they will specialize in one thing and exit specializing in something else.
Being his son it's always interesting hearing all the weird and wonky stuff he talks about. He typically doesn't tell me stories of the ER so hearing them at the talk was certainly strange to say the least.
I feel that he really pumped a lot of enthusiasm into the other students just because he talked about his low GPA and how he really went places. Granted we can't get 100000 degrees like he could back then for a dime each but we certainly can look forward to our futures!
I do wonder how he copes with all the sadness in the ER. He says he's desensitized but that seems like a stretch...
I really liked the way he gave this talk, in a very interactive and open style. It's really interesting how the medical field works, and it's a very important part of today's world. The healthcare problem in the United States needs to be addressed, as does the one in developing countries. I liked hearing the funny stories and about the success of someone who wasn't great at high school.
Dr. Accardis presentation was enlighting to me. I think it was a truly diffferent experience hearing facts from a professional rather than some one in another profession speculating on another profession. He was very intelligent and I appreiate him speaking to us.
I think that it is really good to have a job that you are passionate about. dr. Accardi was really entertaining to watch. i feel that the types of situations that he is involved in can go from really funny to really discussing. for example the things that he told us that he found in peoples butt... like a cell phone... i wonder if there are any instances that he wonder why he in in the job that he is in.
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