You speak Spanish, Arabic, French, Hebrew, Mandarin, Cantonese, Yoruba and Igbo.
You have celebrated a couple of weddings, a couple of engagements and you await the arrival of one baby any minute.
You hale from various states outside of our tri-state area to include: California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alaska by way of Oregon and Utah.
Your class also has representatives from India, Malawi, Nova Scotia, Colombia, Ghana and Nigeria.
You have spent countless hours in the volunteer service of others in the US and abroad. You have assisted surgeons as they perform operations on children with spinal deformities. You have cared for developmentally challenged individuals in your own home and for families at an AIDS center in South Africa. You served as a patient advocate and participated in several habitats for humanities projects. One of you founded an organization entitled “Nursing without Borders” and one of you served in Afghanistan, as a commissioned officer, and received 2 commendation medals. You have cared for countless patients and family members and two of you, during your pediatric clinical rotation, took turns holding a dying baby so that she would not be alone.”
Lieb challenged the students on three fronts: to never underestimate their ability to inspire others, to deliver care at such a level that all of their patients feel that they the only patient, and she noted “always remember to think carefully and care thoughtfully.”