The Baton Rouge branch campus of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Med School Admit will host an event for 10th and 11th-graders that will give them an introduction to the field of medicine.
Exposure to Medicine takes place April 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 n.n on the first and second floors of LSU Health’s Medical Education and Innovation Center, 5246 Brittany Drive. The students will get their hands on highly sophisticated medical simulation equipment along with discussions about preparation and admission to medical school, as well as life as a medical student.
“LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Baton Rouge Branch Campus is proud to partner with Med School Admit in bringing Exposure to Medicine to the Baton Rouge area for the first time,” said Miranda Mitchell, MD, LSU Health-BR assistant professor of clinical medicine and director of the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. “Exposure to Medicine will give 30 aspiring doctors from local high schools, along with their parents, the information and experience they need to become strong medical school applicants.”
The free program will include doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, asthma/ventilator, and labor and delivery scenarios on new-era human patient simulators. The participants will have an opportunity to interact with medical school leaders and current LSU Health medical students and get their questions answered.
The students from Glen Oaks High School, Scotlandville Magnet High School, Liberty High School, and Capitol High School were recommended by their schools. They will receive high-yield advice from LSU Health and Med School Admit on how to start preparing now for a journey towards medical school.