Tomorrow, around 140 students from ten local high schools will arrive on the Stanford campus to participate in our annual Med School 101 event.
Designed to expose high-school students to medicine and related fields, the event is organized by the medical school's Office of Communication & Public Affairs and sponsored by Stanford Hospital & Clinics. At the day-long gathering, students will attend sessions at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge on a range of medical and scientific topics. They'll hear from some of the country's top experts and get the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities such as performing surgery on simulated patients.
We'll be live tweeting sessions from Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences; Gilbert Chu, MD, PhD, professor of oncology; Sakti Srivastava, MD, associate professor of surgery, and other event happenings throughout the day. You can follow the coverage beginning at 9 AM Pacific time on the @SUMedicine feed or by using the hashtag #SUMed101.
Previously: Med school: Up close and personal, A quick primer on getting into medical school, Teens interested in medicine encouraged to “think beyond the obvious” and High-school students get a taste of med school
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