Kaylyn Fukuji

“Thank you to all the inspirational physicians who shared with us their passion for medicine and taught us the importance of empathy in order to truly connect and provide the best care for the patient.”

Kaylyn -Student PageUniversity of Portland

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the SSRP cohort this summer.  From observing multiple surgeries in the OR, visiting Wilcox Medical Center on Kaua‘i, and talking to numerous physicians, I have been welcomed into the world of health care in Hawai‘i.  The Careers in Medicine talks, with some of the most distinguished doctors at Hawai‘i Pacific Health, have been a highlight of this program. Their knowledge, passion, and insight has made me inspired and excited for a future as a physician.  Most importantly SSRP has given me invaluable mentorship with Dr. Barry Mizuo and a group of eleven lifelong friends who I can go through this journey of medicine with!  

Dr. Mizuo and I are investigating if there is a significant difference in the average antibiotic therapy duration between pediatric patients with pneumonia who had procalcitonin tests ordered versus pediatric patients who did not have procalcitonin tests ordered. The use of procalcitonin is fairly new at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children and so this project aims to look at how procalcitonin can help guide antibiotic management.   

Principal Investigator
Barry Mizuo, MD
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Project Name
Utilizing Procalcitonin (PCT) to Decrease Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Patients Admitted for Pneumonia

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