This summer, high school students from Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore had the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of careers in medicine at the EVMS Health Sciences Academy.
The two-week, tuition-free program included lectures, workshops and hands-on activities. Participants were also able to interact with physicians and other healthcare professionals through group-shadowing experiences.
Among the topics they covered were human anatomy, suturing, ultrasound, nutrition and sports medicine.
“The support and energy coming from the EVMS faculty, staff, and students in putting this Academy together has been amazing,” says Daniel Lewandowski, Program Specialist of Secondary Science at Portsmouth Public Schools. “We feel very fortunate to partner with EVMS and know that the students, faculty and staff will inspire our students to be a part of the future health-sciences workforce.”
The program ran from July 12 to 23. Upon completion, each student received a Certificate of Achievement.
Tuition for students is free thanks to the generosity of Paul E. Bibbins Jr., PhD (PhD '86), Betty Bibbins, MD (MD, ’82), Kurt McCammon, MD, Devine Chair in Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery and Professor of Urology, and Carol McCammon, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine.