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.
For more photos from the January 9 event visit the GA-PCOM Facebook page.
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 which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences 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 or call 678-225-7500.
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