Excerpt from WHIO
A second-year student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine arrived in New York City April 10 with plans to work at an area hospital through mid-June.
Juliet Corcillo grew up in Staten Island and says she is proud to be helping residents of her home state.
“We provide our patients with the comfort and care that they need in order to continue their recovery until they are healthy enough to return home,” Corcillo said in a written statement. “I am working with a group of amazing current and prior military medical professionals and special forces members. They range from doctors to EMTs and everyone in between.”
Once serving as a medic in the Air Force, Corcillo has been performing basic nursing skills at Ryan Larkin Field Hospital inside Columbia University’s indoor soccer field: obtaining vital signs, completing patient assessments and doing rounds with health care providers.
She is also the team leader of the crash team, which operates as a mini emergency department inside of a smaller tent within the field hospital where critical or decompensating patients may be treated.
“New York is my home state. After taking my STEP 1 exam, I was sitting at home in Ohio doing absolutely nothing,” Corcillo said. “I found the post on North American Rescue’s webpage and jumped on it immediately. I felt compelled to help. This feels like my 9/11.”