Monday, June 06, 2011

Paging Dr. Suzanna

Here are the girls' current career aspirations: Hillary wants to be a herpetologist, a zoologist, or a science teacher; Abigail wants to be a pediatrician; and Suzanna wants to be an obstetrician/gynecologist.  With at least two of them as doctors, Susan and I should be well taken care of in retirement.

To prepare for a career in medicine, Suzanna has taken advantage of an opportunity to volunteer this summer at the local hospital.  Having completed 7th grade, she is now old enough to volunteer there; so she filled in an application and asked people to serve as references and sat for an interview, and they accepted her!  She will volunteer one day a week greeting and helping patients at one of the hospital entrances; and one or two days, she will work in medical records with sorting and filing, etc.

Her first shift was this morning, and she enjoyed it!  She has a photo ID and a shirt with the hospital's logo on it, so she looks very official.  Today she spent a lot of time visiting with elderly men who engaged her in conversation as they waited for their appointments.  Tomorrow she will learn what her medical records duties involve.


  1. So ambitious! Good job Suzanna!

  2. Impressive! I didn't know about this until just now. Popped in here to see what I've been missing all summer...and I see that I've missed a lot! Congratulations, Suzanna!