The Medical Explorers program is aimed at high school juniors and seniors interested
in health care. Members learn about a variety of health care careers and take part
in a number of hands-on activities.
A 24-year-old male was driving about 40 mph on Duluth Highway when he glanced down
at his cell phone to read a text. He lost control of the car, running over a curb
before smashing into a telephone pole. He was wearing a seat belt and an air bag deployed
– no other vehicles were involved in the crash. The person is in extreme pain.
This is the scenario that a group of high school juniors and seniors, members of the
Gwinnett Medical Center Medical Explorers Post 540, explored at GA-PCOM on the evening of January 9. The students learned about the various components of
diagnosing and treating lower leg fractures. With the guidance of GA-PCOM students,
faculty and staff, the Medical Explorers studied this hypothetical medical case from
the perspective of a physician, physician assistant, physical therapist and pharmacist.
The Medical Explorer program is geared toward high school juniors and seniors interested
in health care. One evening a month during the academic school year, the students
meet at different posts. Program members learn about a variety of health care careers
and participate in hands-on activities.
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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