Dr. Lynn Dunham and her daughter obtained some particular bonding time collectively this summer season whereas providing care to the youngest of sufferers.
Sarah Gibson was given the prospect to shadow her mom, Dr. Dunham, by an elective medical rotation with Upstate Medical College in Syracuse. Gibson is a third-year medical pupil and jumped on the probability to study from her mother at Jamestown Pediatric Associates in July.
“She had an elective month that she might select to take off, which she figured she could be residence for anyway,” Dunham mentioned. “So, she thought ‘Properly, what the heck, perhaps I might spend a month doing a pediatric elective with (me). She obtained approval from her faculty to do it right here and she or he spent 4 weeks with us at Jamestown Pediatrics.”
Dunham has been with Jamestown Pediatrics since 2002 and is a Jamestown native, graduating from Jamestown Excessive College. Her daughter additionally graduated from Jamestown Excessive College, following in her mother’s footsteps in additional than simply drugs.
Jamestown Pediatric Associates is situated at 816 Fairmount Ave. and supplies numerous medical providers for kids of all ages.
Dunham mentioned she and her daughter had a good time working collectively whereas caring for pediatric sufferers. She has at all times had a fantastic relationship along with her daughter, but it surely was fascinating throwing the position of instructor into the combo.
“Most instances, with parenting, I feel it’s onerous to be the instructor to your little one. I give credit score to all these dad and mom which have needed to train their kids the final 12 months,” Dunham mentioned. “It’s totally different now that she’s an grownup. She got here up with questions that the majority I had the solutions to and a few I didn’t. That’s a part of the rationale I like working with medical college students as a result of I feel they problem us, even physicians who’ve been working for 20-25 years.”
She mentioned it was a fantastic expertise to see her daughter in her ingredient, studying and rising within the medical discipline earlier than her eyes. Dunham mentioned she wasn’t certain if her daughter will go into pediatrics, however it’s an curiosity of hers, alongside ladies’s well being.
Through the rotation, Dunham mentioned they coated doing a affected person historical past and bodily examinations, in addition to irregular and regular improvement in pediatrics.
“There was lots of that with all of the visits from newborns to infants and toddlers, then to youngsters,” she mentioned.
Dunham mentioned it was good to see her daughter again in her hometown, having fun with what the world has to supply. She mentioned many younger individuals need to transfer away and may not know what they’re lacking. Her daughter, nonetheless, has come to worth her hometown and may need plans to return after turning into a health care provider.
“I feel one of many issues she actually loved was being again in Jamestown,” she mentioned.