Students explore medical careers
Seventh grade students at St. Thomas More School dressed in scrubs for a medical career exploration day sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Institute for Surgical Excellence and the DaVinci Science Center at the school June 7.
The youngsters rotated among six stations set up in the school gymnasium, each representing a different aspect of medical care.
The stations used visual aid material to represent heart, lung and kidney health, as well as a robotic surgery information session and a synthetic human cadaver allowing participants to see representations inside a human body.
Maggi Fink, director of development and advancement at the school said the career exploration days in previous years have taken place at Lehigh Valley Hospital, but COVID-19 safety measures this year made the presentation at the school a better choice.
A number of health care professionals participating in the career day are alumni of the school.