SG: I’ve been back several times to visit, and just went back this January for the first time as a physician. It gave me a clearer vision of how I could affect health care there. I envision a surgery center that focuses on procedures that are mostly outpatient; the beauty is otolaryngology is really suited for quick outpatient procedures. Finishing my residency is the next step, though, and then learning as much as possible. I need to better understand all the details that are necessary to make it a reality. I think it’s a culmination of all the goodwill poured into me. I’m standing on the shoulders of great men and women; I never would have gotten this far without the support of so many others in my life. I think if you have the opportunity to invest in otolaryngology students and residents, seize that opportunity. Your support can have a powerful and difference-making influence.
Explore This IssueJanuary 2019
Amy E. Hamaker is a freelance medical writer based in California.