One hospital is trying to get young teens interested in medicine, and it begins with the scalpel. Some junior high school students got a chance to dissect sheep brains as part of a program that’s inspiring would-be doctors. It’s not exactly your typical day at school but these 7th and 8th graders are spending the day at Mount Sinai Medical Center for an up close look at what life might be like as a medical student. The students are minorities and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
They’re invited to Mount Sinai’s Center for Excellence in Youth Education with the hopes of getting them excited about a career in medicine. And the program hopes to keep these students in the pipeline, with courses offered through high school and summer programs during college.
The medical world needs doctors of diverse backgrounds and these students fit the bill.
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