Do you enjoy shadowing doctors? Are you seeking more opportunities where you can interact with physicians and experience first-hand the nature of their career?
If you are a MAPS Volunteer, we offer you this opportunity!
Note: This opportunity is only available to volunteers who have received the unit “Physician” as one of their monthly assignments. We do not offer this opportunity to individuals who are not part of our program.
Our program observes the Medical Director and Attending Physician of the 6 Neuro-Trauma ICU, Dr. Vespa. He has agreed to allow MAPS volunteers to shadow him and his team on his Neuro Critical Care rounds.
This is a ONE-ON-ONE experience, and the distinction with this aspect of our program is that, after scheduling with us via e-mail, you will be observing the same doctor and the same team each time you volunteer. This means that Dr. Vespa and his team may eventually become familiar with you, allowing you to develop a relationship with a highly respected doctor from the best hospital on the West Coast: the Ronald Reagan Medical Center!
- Dr. Paul Vespa recently treated Jay Yim, an LA Marathon runner who suffered cardiac arrest.
Detailed instructions to observe Dr. Vespa are found here. Only one MAPS volunteer is allowed to observe Dr. Vespa per week, so read these instructions carefully if you are interested in this very exciting shadowing opportunity!
- Dr. Vespa’s Neurosurgical Team
Shadowing Dr. Vespa occurs on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are assigned the “Physician” unit and wish to observe Dr. Vespa’s rounding team, please email us immediately to schedule a time.
This is a great opportunity to explore the career of a neurosurgical physician at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding observing Dr. Vespa and his rounding team, please email the MAPS Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Los Angeles Times article on Dr. Vespa’s treatment of Jay Yim found here.)