Do you enjoy observing doctors? Are you looking for more opportunities where you can interact with physicians and experience first-hand the life of their career?
As a MAPS Volunteer, this opportunity is given to you!
Note: This is only offered to those who are processed as MAPS volunteers and have received the unit “Physician” as one of their monthly assignments. We do not offer this opportunity to those who are not part of our program.
Our program has expanded into observing the Medical Director and Attending Physician of the 6 Neuro-Trauma ICU, Dr. Vespa (seen above). He has agreed to allow MAPS volunteers to observe 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, upon 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 (Click!). 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
Observing Dr. Vespa is 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. Only one MAPS volunteer is allowed to observe Dr. Vespa per week.
This is a great opportunity to experience what it is like to be 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 email@example.com.
(Los Angeles Times article on Dr. Vespa’s treatment of Jay Yim found here.)