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Aleksandra Bacewicz Aleksandra Bacewicz (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine


Hi! My name is Aleksandra and I am a Class of 2018 medical student in the SELECT Program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. I love to write, both for myself and for publication, as an outlet for my experiences and emotions. Having an academic background in Spanish literature, I am fascinated by words and often find myself losing track of time with my face in a book. Through the pursuit of both words and medicine, I hope to better understand others, and myself, so that I can affect positive change in any way I am able. In my free time, I look forward to spending time with close friends and family, dancing, swimming and traveling!




A Doctor’s Worth

It was a tangent during conversation, but I felt my jaw tighten as soon as I heard it. Proposed changes, increase in work hours, for the good of the patients and of the doctors too. It was a Friday evening as I was working on a project with colleagues. As we scuttled toward a new topic, my thoughts were heavy and my hands, anxious. A friend brought up the proposed revisions concerning medical interns’ work hours the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is pushing to a vote in February. ACGME is looking to raise the number of hours that can be worked consecutively by medical interns from 16 to 24 hours, plus an extra four for patient handoffs.

Aleksandra Bacewicz Aleksandra Bacewicz (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine


Hi! My name is Aleksandra and I am a Class of 2018 medical student in the SELECT Program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. I love to write, both for myself and for publication, as an outlet for my experiences and emotions. Having an academic background in Spanish literature, I am fascinated by words and often find myself losing track of time with my face in a book. Through the pursuit of both words and medicine, I hope to better understand others, and myself, so that I can affect positive change in any way I am able. In my free time, I look forward to spending time with close friends and family, dancing, swimming and traveling!