I had the opportunity to shadow a cardiac electrophysiologist for four weeks. The experience was filled with excitement and inspiration to become a cardiologist. I shadowed Dr. Fu at Riverside Methodist Hospital and at his office down the road from Riverside. I learned about anti-rhythmic medication and procedures that can diminish symptoms or cure the patient. I saw catheter ablations, pacemaker and defibrillator implants and replacements and cardioversions. I learned that I enjoy the patient interactions that he gets to have and the relationships with the patients that he creates; I could see myself doing something similar. I will use what I learned in the future to help guide myself and remind myself that all of the school to become a cardiologist is worth it.

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