|Ochsner’s Academic Outreach office is pleased to announce the successful completion of the spring 2010 cycle of the Medical Explorers Post program. The Medical Explorers Post is an afterschool program for high school students with a keen interest in the science and health care professions, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of Southeast Louisiana Council and Learning for Life.
This year’s Medical Explorers program ran from February to April. The five meetings consisted of presentations by health care professionals, tours of various departments, and hands-on learning experiences. At the conclusion of the program, the students received certificates of completion and information about opportunities to develop their interests through volunteering and shadowing at Ochsner.
Congratulations to the following students who completed the spring 2010 cycle of Medical Explorers Post:
- Mike Berry: Jesuit High School
- Kiristen Byrd: Bonnabel Magnet Academy
- Carla Serrano: Bonnabel Magnet Academy
- Kamylla Silva: Bonnabel Magnet Academy
- Crystal Santini: Bonnabel Magnet Academy
- Sasha Palacio: East Jefferson High School
The students were able to tour various departments, including:
- Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pediatric Clinic
- Ochsner Cancer Institute
- Clinical Oncology
- Radiation and Chemotherapy
- Oncology Social Work
- Pathology Laboratory
The students enjoyed the department tours and rotations, in large part due to the wonderful Ochsner employees who led the tours and presentations. All of the students were able to gain a better understanding of their career paths, and many were interested in volunteering or shadowing in the various departments.
A big thank you to the following employee participants: Your time and efforts were greatly appreciated!
- Dr. Daniel Bronfin
- Dr. Nancy Davis
- Ken Detiveaux
- Georgette Barnes
- Raj Mitra
- Angie Tillman
- Eric Anderson
- Gina Winters