Mililani JROTC Cadets Shadow Tripler Doctors
By CADET CAPT. BRANDEE SCHILLER
Mililani Public Affairs Officer
Mililani High School JROTC cadets gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center Oct. 6-8 to obtain a better understanding of medical service careers.
Cadets had the opportunity to spend a few days in the hospital and at their choice of clinical areas of interest. The first day was an orientation briefing on the hospital and the privacy and security of the patients. On day two, they observed and completed tasks with nurses and doctors in their designated clinic.
Cadet Brittany Stadmire watched as nurses and doctors performed a circumcision on a newborn baby, while cadet Rayleen Robert witnessed a colonoscopy. She called the procedure “interesting.”
Cadet Abigail Villanueva administered an ultrasound while observing the patient’s gallbladder on the screen.
“It was very interesting to be there in the action at the hospital,” Villanueva said. “I never expected the amount of hands-on training I received when I signed up for this job shadowing.”
Given another opportunity, the cadets agreed, they would explore other departments to get an even better look at a possible career choice.