Congratulations to S.S. Seward juniors Ari Campos and Alice Mazur for completing the first year of Touro College’s challenging Med Achieve program.
Med-Achieve is an after-school medical science enrichment program for high school students offered by Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown. Ari and Alice will continue the program next year as seniors.
Med Achieve mirrors the curriculum of medical school; in the fist year – called MedStart – students study the foundations of medicine, including human anatomy, physiology and genetics. The second year – MedExcel – focuses on how the body responds to stress, injury and disease.
The goal of Med-Achieve is to encourage high school students from the community to become physicians and health care providers and then work in Middletown or in a U.S. community with a healthcare shortage.
Throughout each program year, students attend lectures, participate in laboratory sessions, and are partnered with a medical student currently enrolled at Touro.
Other goals include of the program include:
- Foster curiosity in medical science and encourage students to pursue science majors in college
- Strengthen scientific principles and practices that complement each student’s high school science curriculum
- Provide hands-on laboratory experience
- Promote healthy living and provide students with an understanding of pertinent topics in healthcare prevalent in their community