Summer academy in Suwanee gives high school students glimpse into healthcare careers

About forty 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students attended PCOM's free Summer Math and Science Academy in Suwanee.  (Courtesy PCOM)
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About forty 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students attended PCOM's free Summer Math and Science Academy in Suwanee. (Courtesy PCOM)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Georgia recently hosted about forty 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students for two weeks in Suwanee as they learned about healthcare careers.

Participants included students from Gwinnett high schools at Brookwood, Central Gwinnett, Collins Hill, Discovery, Greater Atlanta Christian, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Lanier, McClure Health Science, North Gwinnett, Parkview, Paul Duke STEM, Shiloh and South Gwinnett. A home-schooled student, as well as students from the Georgia Connections Academy, Midtown International School, Clayton, Cobb, Forsyth and Fulton high schools also attended the camp.

A team of PCOM Georgia mentors led students during the free Summer Math and Science Academy in the biomedical sciences, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary disciplines.

Students participated in simulation activities and visited the college’s anatomy lab. They also worked in teams to present on chosen conditions such as gestational diabetes, the Spanish flu, Marfan syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

Information: pcom.edu/georgia or 678-225-7500.