A pediatrician works in the care of expatriates out of business for service.
Dr. Marietta Vazquez, professor of pediatrics and pediatrics and associate dean of the Yale School of Medicine. Photo: Provided by Dr. Vazquez to the Journal of Medicine and Public Health.
Today is Dr. Marietta Vazquez Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease Specialist Pediatrician and Associate Dean of the Yale School of Medicine, but she got her start from a very young age, thanks to what she defines as an admiration for her pediatrician, who never inspired fear in her.
“I wasn’t afraid to go to the doctor, my pediatrics was very friendly. From a very young age I knew I wanted to be a doctor, I’ve always loved science. I’ve been my pediatrician since I was young. Praised the specialist, I loved the specialty and the fact that one person came in with the pain, and you’d find a professional who can find a solution,” she told the Journal of Medicine and Public Health enthusiastically.
he specified that Medicine has many beautiful aspects And satisfying, but pediatrics focuses on prevention and what appeals to him, because health should be a priority. However, he is aware of the challenges he is facing a Hispanic community in the United States,
“In the areas I work in and I’m proud to serve expatriate patients, I have a clinic for them. Many of these stories are hard and painful, but what you do is that you’re doing something very difficult and painful.” Emotional, I turn it into inspiration for that area, let alone advocating for children crossing the border,” he said.
One aspect that he finds particularly difficult is that within his medical management he always gives the best at a clinical level, but he knows that on many occasions children are unable to afford money from their parents. Will not be able to rely on adequate remedies or because they take too much work and there is no one to help complete the recipe.
“That’s where no matter how much you do, everything falls apart,” she said, and so she feels inspired to give her best for the benefit of children and young people, because of her opinion. In “the patient is not just a symptom, it is One Complete”.
The patient’s experience that marked his life
Dr Vazquez revealed that she was between her 15 and 16 years old patient due to major operation He had to do it on his foot, but everything went wrong and he could not walk for two years, the fact that especially made him rethink whether he should study medicine.
“It was a strong moment as my ideal of medicine fell. That was when I understood that being patient was difficult, it was a turning point. At the end of the road, I would continue to find health professionals who taught me To continue my health. He taught me the human part,” he said.
She remembers the experience as interesting, the procedure that led her to recover, as the reconstructive surgeon took part of her skin and reconstructed her leg, a fact that marked her as she had a relationship with him. Had friendly relations and understood that medicine was his passion.
Study in Puerto Rico
The pediatrician studied at the Medical Sciences Campus in the early 1990s, when the HIV epidemic was booming, and there she found stories that gave her the impetus for research and pediatric infection science.
His first patient at that time was a 7-year-old boy who died of HIV two weeks later. “And what it did is inspired me to investigate more and the importance of medical research. The training in Puerto Rico was fantastic.”
He insists that he believes in his 29-year career that he has difficulties in all matters, as he has distanced himself from even his colleagues.
“I’m a weeper and emotional one, I cried with a patient at a psychiatric evaluation once, and my mentor told me I wouldn’t make a good doctor, and over the years I understood that it didn’t make me a bad doctor. but that I sympathize with them”, said.
Teaching and Medicine at Yale
The teaching was somewhat gradual and organic for the specialist, who believes she has found a home away from home, although fortunately, as she herself describes it, there is a large Latino community where she works. She serves.
“It’s a beautiful field and there’s no greater satisfaction than being in the health sector. It’s hard to think about it, it’s important to seek help, get advice. Learn from your mistakes, and don’t believe that you have to be the other. Like people. There is a great need for Hispanics, because more people are needed to understand the process,” he concluded.