Medical Explorers Learn From 'Hands On' Scenarios

January 18, 2017

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.

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About PCOM Georgia

PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution of educational excellence founded in 1899. PCOM Georgia offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. The campus, located in Suwanee, Georgia, 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 or call 678-225-7500.


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