Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8-25-14

Students in the entering Class of 2018 spent a sunny day at orientation, part of which were team building exercises.

Frank Romano (V'16) instructs his group on the "Star" exercise".

The group forms a star out of a loop of rope..

then fill in a star diagram with what they agree are the five most important qualities for a team code.
Here Dr. Sandy Ayres explains that part of the exercise to another group.


A couple examples of the completed diagrams. 

 Dr. Kristine Burgess loves the photo bomb.

 The "Ball Toss" involves the group tossing first one, then another, and another and another and another and another ball in specific order to other group members. The exercise is designed as an example of multitasking.

The group discussed the effects with Facilitators afterward.


 The "Magic Carpet"; the group has to work together to flip the "carpet over while still standing on it.

In "Traffic Jam" one line has to pass by the other and maintain the same position in line - all while only 
making one "jump" at a time.

In "Helium Stick" the group has to work together to sit down while each of them maintain contact (with both hands) on the stick. It's name comes from the natural impuls to raise and not lower during the exercise.

"Blind Confusion".

Friday, August 22, 2014

8-22-14

The week that was...

 Alexandra Mosel (V’15) knows that blind Found Bys need love and this one needs that and a home.

 Vegas, who the staff refers to as “the miracle horse”, loves to get hugs and Allison Prokop (V’15) is happy to oblige.


This Red-bellied Woodpecker was brought to the Wildlife Clinic for care.

 Cows lie down - rain in the forecast.

An Osprey with an injured foot at the Wildlife Clinic.

 The Osprey's damaged foot gets treated.

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert McCarthy, assisted by Resident Dr. Harpreet Sinhg and Andrea Sullivan (V'15) during an arthroscopic procedure - it looks like they aren't the only people interested in the case.

 Meet the first Painted Turtle hatchling at the Wildlife Clinic.

Panda the pretty Dachshund...

likes to get her but scratched.

 This bunny is ready to be released. When a bunny is the size of a tennis ball they are "on their own". If yo come across a bunny this size, they aren't abandoned, they are essentially "adult".

 Kurley is a bit nervous before his appointment in the Dermatology Department, luckily his owner is there to comfort him with a reassuring hand on the back.

Shailey DeVito (V'15) reviews a patients case history prior to their appointment.

 Everyone at the Harrington Oncology ward loves Phoebe.

 Georgie isn’t crazy about getting a bath, but it does look like she enjoys the scratching.

 Gus is here to help the students with a neurological exam demonstration.

Too cute!

Friday, August 1, 2014

8-1-14

The week that was...