My name is Reecha Martis, and I am a second-year student at Case Western Reserve University's Master of Science in Anesthesia Program in Houston, Texas.
I am currently halfway through my cardiac rotation at Texas Heart Institute, where I'm practicing more clinically involved procedures than ever. At THI, I have participated in an array of different open heart surgeries like valve replacements and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries. I've also honed my skills for placing extra large bore IVs, arterial lines, and central lines. My time here at THI has taught me that a thorough pre-op and attention to detail can really make a difference in anesthetic care and patient outcomes. This rotation has challenged me to fine-tune my clinical skills while taking care of some of the nation's sickest patients.
Outside of the MSA Program I make time for the little things that I enjoy, and I've really learned how to balance studying with free time. I still have time to make it to the gym every day and on the weekends I love exploring the art and museum scenes in Houston. My favorite museum is The Health Museum of Houston. I would advise any prospective students to familiarize yourself with the best study methods for you so that you can make the best of your two years in the Program!
About this post: The Student Spotlight series highlights MSA students in their second year of coursework in Cleveland, Houston, and Washington. The series is a student-led initiative, and is designed to share current student experiences with prospective students.