27 July 2011

Flowers? For me? Cool!

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, S.C.

I coordinate mentoring for a lot of students on health career paths. I've been doing it for long enough that I can look around my co-workers and smile knowing how many of them started in my office.

It's very cool to watch people get their first real taste of what they want to do in life. I see that every day and it's all part of my master plan to make sure I have nurses, doctors and physical therapists who will pamper me and take good care of me when I am old and sick.

Summer is ending and it was fun to walk around checking on students who will be heading back to school soon. We tracked them down on surgical floors, ICU and coming out of last minute meetings with the nurse recruiter. We heard them talk about their day in surgery and watching a birth. Then, JD turned the tables on me and surprised me with flowers. Someone raised him right and since his Dad happens to be a Charleston blogger I thought I'd use his picture as my photo of the day. JD is returning to USC and is going to make a terrific physician.


Mike said...

I didn't know about Doug's blog. Thanks for the link.

Charlestonjoan said...

You are welcome. We have quite a few new bloggers in town and half of them are from Wild & Wonderful West Virginia ;)

Kate said...

Isn't it fun working with students!? Love the photo; your master plan for your own aging looks like it's going to work out well...very far into the future, tho.

Lowandslow said...

"when I am old and sick"....Haha! Never gonna happen. I suspect you've found the Fountain of Youth and are keeping its location a secret from the rest of us. :)


Charlestonjoan said...

Kate - It is fun working with students. Now - parents can wear me out on occasion! Seriously - we get a great group of highly motivated kids. It's an honor to be part of their career path.

Lowandslow - I wish!

Lucas Kain said...

Nice! I believe you, had to work with a group of students once, European studies. They were such a cute bunch. :) I didn't get any flowers, though. Hope you get more!

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Anonymous said...

JD was raised right. He is also a very lucky student to have you as a mentor. Such a classy lady Joan Perry.

Leif Hagen said...

Nice portrait of you two! You look very happy to have a beautiful bouquet and be standing with a handsome young doctor!

Suzie said...

What a cool thing you are doing. I would like to talk to you one day about this program. We have an intern program that I am not at all proud of!

Charlestonjoan said...

Joe - Thank you! I am the lucky one.

Leif - He will make a great doctor. :)

Suzie - I work with great staff who take them under their wing. That's what makes it work for us.