By: Ryan Delmar
I was in a freakishly thin medical gown waiting for my physician, Dr. Eric Southard, to hold a routine physical. Thinking about my recent lack of interviews for my assignment involving swine-flu, I knew Dr. Southard has an excellent medical opinion. I was half-naked on a uncomfortable bench as he walked in to meet his newest patient. I was nervous about asking him a few questions in a somewhat awkward situation but the swine-flu is a health threat so it’s solving two problems at once; my health concerns and a class project.
The domination of this exchange was easily held by the man in clothing.
He asked if anything new was going on and I immediately jumped into the conversation of swine-flu and thankfully he was willing to share some insight. For about 30 minutes. It most likely did not feel like an interview to him, but I was asking questions that would help me better my assignment. I informed him that it was for an assignment and he gladly gave me further research on the subject. I was also without my pad to write notes on. It was in my jacket pocket, hanging on the wall. He left the room and I quickly jotted my notes down. I’ll save the details of my exchange for my Assignment 1 project, but I will tell you that his expert opinion was a great help to my project.
It was an odd way of interviewing, but I knew it would be my easiest and most effective way to get a doctor to see and converse with me. Hopefully for my next interview I will have pants on.