From the first Walk Strong surgical trip in October 2011 Dr. Octavio Amador stood out as a rising star to our physicians and staff, we are happy to welcome him to Nashville and excited to see what the next year will bring. When talking with Dr. Amador he oozed excitment and enthusiasim about being here in Nashville, seeing all there is to see and learning everything he can possibly learn in a year. On the flip side, I'm sure Dr. Amador has a thing or two he can teach us as well.
Below is the first impression interview, it's so exciting to see his excitement and eagerness to learn new things!
Below are Dr. Amador's responses.....
What was your first thought when you got off of the plane in Nashville?
"I'm chilling" - it was degrees 70 outside ;)
What was your first thought when seeing your apartment?
"it's a castle, just beautiful" - he lives in a 500 sq ft studio apartment in Nashville
First thoughts on Nashville?
"Big, and I love that it is musical" - the state of entire state of Veracruz is roughly the same population of Nashville alone
Favorite food so far?
"Vietnamese, the BBQ place w/ 'redneck tacos', and local beers" - Vietnamese he is referring to Kien Gaing, BBQ - Martins, Beers - Yazoo
How would you describe the office?
"Busy, overwhelming, the joint notebook is just amazing"
What about the OR?
"Like a sci-fi experience, when I am in the operating room I feel like a kid in Disney world, just amazing"
How would you describe the people you have encountered?
"Generous, well educated, curious, very gentle (compassionate)"
What is the biggest difference at first glance you see between the practice in Nashville and your practice in Veracruz?
"Just one thing would be most definitely the resources"
Is there anything you would like to do or see while you're here in Nashville?
"Um yes, a country music concert, and the professional sports games, if I could I would like to visit Memphis and Atlanta."
Dr. Amador will be spending an entire year here in Nashville doing his fellowship with the SJRI doctors. He is here on a scholarship sponsored by Walk Strong and our supporters. Many of you have already contributed to furnish his apartment, pay for utilities and supply gift cards, on behalf of Dr. Amador and the Walk Strong Foundation, thank you for your generosity.If you are interested in donating to Dr. Amador's fellowship fund please contact Mary Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org