I really enjoyed both of these events, the Suture lab and Dr. Creger's talk at his house. I loved that the Suture lab had so many doctors helping us, so that each of us could get one-on-one time, even though the event was just one hour. Sewing sutures on the flesh colored sponge was really fun. It was great making stitches that looked like the real thing (well, mine were somewhat lopsided, still need more practice) It was the most interactive medical activity I ever tried! I also liked talking with the surgeons, who have interesting insights into their careers.
Listening and talking to Dr. Creger in his house was also wonderful. I loved the food you guys provided, the cookies were chewy. Dr. Creger is a very nice and witty person. We talked about the possibility of a single payer system in America, and also Dr. Creger's path towards medicine. It was a very warm atmosphere, I enjoyed it a great deal. I loved listening to his more literature-based perspective into medicine, a view that really forces you to rethink what being a doctor should be like. I also liked petting his two dogs, they liked attention.
What I really liked was that the SPA team was really organized, in sending us detailed location maps to each of the events. That really helps. Also, I really liked that you send us information about the single payer system beforehand, so that we will be prepared for the discussion with Dr. Creger. I love the constant newsletters, please keep that up, it really helps us! Thank you so much, you guys exposed us to so many aspects of medicine.