Mallory Thompson ’13spent her summer in Boston interning at Shriners Hospital for Children and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
At Shriners, Mallory was an operating room family liaison, which involved updating patients' family members while they were undergoing surgery. As a pre-med student, Mallory took advantage of the opportunities to observe and talk with doctors and nurses by asking questions regarding various cases. Shriners is a non-profit organization and most of the patients come from outside the U.S., brought to the hospital via outreach programs for treatment. For these patients, the doctors are not only concerned about their medical treatment while at the hospital, but also what will happen to them once they complete their surgical treatment. This experience peaked Mallory's interest in public health, a subject she hopes to learn more about while in school.
At Beth Israel, Mallory was an intern in the cardiac stress testing lab. Her internship involved prepping patients and interpreting exercise or pharmacological tests to then be sent back to the patient's doctor. Prepping patients involved placing electrodes on the patient's chest and connecting them to a machine that allowed the doctors to see the electrocardiogram (EKG) of the patient's heart. Mallory helped monitor the EKG system during the test and was trained to recognize any abnormalities that could occur during the test. She also compiled patient histories before the test, which consisted of looking into the patient's medical record and noting anything of importance that the physiologist might want to know before performing the test. Her internship at Beth Israel was extremely eye-opening for Mallory thanks to her supervisor, who was incredibly invested in the teaching process, having weekly lunches with the interns and testing them on unique cases he had seen.
In addition to taking on two internships this past summer, Mallory also took summer classes at Boston University. She is currently in her senior year and is very excited to see what the future brings!
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.