Meet Caitlyn Mendik
I am a sophomore at Douglas County High School and am pursuing the International Baccalaureate Programme. I volunteer at Skyridge Medical Center once a week and am currently in the Spine and Joint Waiting Room. It is a great way for me to become immersed in the medical field and learn about it from a hands-on approach. I have wanted to be a surgeon since I was a little girl, but working here has solidified my interests, especially in cardiac care. I was given the opportunity to observe two diagnostic cases in the catheterization laboratory: a coronary angioplasty, as well as a left and right heart catheterization. This has shone a light onto what the life of a doctor looks like and has further fueled my desire to pursue a career such as a cardiovascular surgeon. Cardiology and surgery pique my interest because it is a job in which I could constantly learn from and also improve patients’ lives. Volunteering at Sky Ridge Medical Center opens the door for opportunity and I really enjoy working alongside the cheerful staff.
The Force is Strong!
Sky Ridge is honored to have five members of our Student Volunteer Program as semifinalists for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship! Pictured from left to right are: Erika Lane, Ponderosa High School, Pranathi Durgempudi, Mountain Vista High School, Marianne Hughes, Elizabeth High School, and Nitya Nunna, Douglas County High School. Not pictured is Emily Webb from Arapahoe High School.
Sky Ridge Volunteers In The News!
Here's a great Denver Post article on our student volunteer, Casey McLeod. Please take a few moments to read this inspiring story.
The volunteers at Sky Ridge are an integral part of our facility. This year we celebrated our volunteers by hosting a brunch in honor of them. View pictures here of the Volunteer Brunch. Many thanks to all our volunteers here at Sky Ridge!