The Detroit Medical Center's Harper University Hospital and Cardiovascular Institute and Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a career shadow day Thursday for 60 future medical students that currently attend Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine.
The event, which will be held at the DMC Harper University Hospital/DMC Cardiovascular Institute in Detroit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will provide the aspiring future medical students hands-on experience in hospital education.
"As medical professionals, it is our responsibility to train the next generation of physicians and clinicians," said Dr. Reginald Eadie, president of Harper University Hospital and an MSU alumnus. "Experiences like these provide practical and realistic applications to learning medicine that tremendously enhance the student experience."
The students, who are striving to be either a physician, nurse, physician assistant, pharmacist or other health care professional, will see the day-to-day expectations of the professional in those roles.
The students will experience physician to student interaction in the emergency department, operating room and cardiac catheterization.
"We're enormously proud of our Future Docs program and our partnerships with Ben Carson High School and the DMC," said MSUCOM's Dean William Strampel. "We are committed to activities like Medical Job Shadow Day that help connect Detroit's young people with our students and graduates and expose them to the possibilities for careers in health care."