“I find I am much nicer to my mom at Clinic, than I am at home,” says Mike Ghaussy, who has been a Student Intern for the past two years at Westminster Free Clinic.
Mike’s mother, Michele Ghaussy, MD, volunteers as a physician at the Clinic, seeing patients who Mike and other student interns, present to her after they have taken the patient’s temperature, pulse, measured respiration and determine the reason for visit. Nurses assist Mike and the other students by testing the patient’s blood sugar, taking their blood pressure and having the student review what they plan to say to Michele and the other physicians about their patient. Michele says, “Working with her son and the other students is a rewarding way to contribute to the education of future physicians.”
Mike started attending UC Berkeley this Fall where he is studying neuroscience. He has many talents, including piano playing and acting. He directed and acted in a Shakespeare Comedy at Westlake High School where he and his friends donated all of the show proceeds to Westminster Free Clinic.