Mercy Health Foundation Greater Toledo

Terry Aragon thanks associate donors for supporting his continuing education.

Third year medical student Terry Aragon remembers his first shift in an emergency room.
“I had to intubate a 65-year-old female who was in cardiac arrest,” he recalled.

Fortunately for Terry, the Graduate Medical Education simulation lab supported by associate donations was there for him, giving him a place to practice without the stress of live situations.

“I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted and it allowed me to really visualize the procedure, which helped me to successfully do it at the end of my rotation,” he said.

The aspiring pediatrician is also using the simulation lab to master his suturing skills.

“Being able to suture is huge especially in pediatric population because every kid cuts themselves at least once,” he said. “I’ve had experiences doing suturing over in the lab and that is going to help when I become a pediatrician.”

“I’m a hands-on learner and that’s why I like the sim lab, because I can get the practical experience I need,” he said.”

“Thank you for helping me learn better and for catering to my learning experience. It gives me the confidence to know I can go out and do it in the real world.”