Chiefs of Santaluces: Aubrey Dale

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Olivia Moore, Managing Editor

“My most memorable memory, I guess you should say, is the first day that I scrubbed into surgery.  I [am] in a program at Bethesda Hospital, and I have been volunteering there since 9th grade and they progressively moved me up in position until I worked in the Admission and Recovery Unit at their heart hospital. The manager of the whole hospital asked what I wanted to be and I hinted at cardiology and he told me ‘you have to see a surgery.’ I got the opportunity to scrub into an aortic valve replacement, which is an open heart surgery, and I got to stand next to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. It was really amazing because I got to obviously see surgery in the raw and I got to learn so much, which showed me what kind of career I want for myself.”

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