She has been assigned to the medical-surgical unit since graduating from the IUP in May, 2006. "I wasn't sure how I would like medical-surgical nursing, especially since it's not my main field of interest," Fehr said. "I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's a much more rewarding career than I anticipated. Some days are very frustrating, and some days I can't wait to advance my career and become a nurse-midwife, but I love interacting with my patients and learning everything I can."
Yvonne Niederbracht, a 2004 alumna, had enrolled in the Ph.D. program in physical therapy and rehabilitation services at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and six months into it discovered that being a doctor would better suit her. "After attending the graduate program at Maryland for little more than half a year I knew that I yearned for patient contact and more direct feedback," said Niederbracht, 26, a native of Germany. Now pursuing a medical degree at the Westfaelische Wilhelms University Muenster in Germany, she serves as a volunteer in general patient care at the university hospital.
"First and foremost, I enjoy the positive impact I can have on the patient," Niederbracht said. "Moreover, I am thrilled by how the complexity of the human system works together, how I can understand and work with it and use this understanding to make an impact. Although I am only at the beginning of my medical training I enjoy every experience. Volunteering at the hospital, I live for the moments in which patients are being helped to return to their regular lives. Nonethel
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