Exploring Future Paths at Medical Career Day


In partnership with Northwell Health’s Southside Hospital, the high school’s Medical and Health Technology Career Academy hosted its fourth annual  Medical Career Day on March 24, replete with guest speakers, hands-on exhibits and career information tables.

More than 50 clinical and non-clinical medical professionals – including Northwell Health coordinators Vincent Cunningham, Ed Fraser, Kim Schwalb and Roy Timm – participated in the educational event, which included 25 exhibit tables in the gym, 22 medical presenters in the library and forum, and a blood drive held by the school’s Science Honor Society.

“Medical Awareness Day provides all of our students with an opportunity to learn about the many different career paths that are available to them in a hospital or medical setting,” said Career Academy director Israel Malinowitzer. “These students are given advice on different paths that they can take to ultimately find the career that is best for them. The medical professionals at this event have been attending this event every year for the last four years, and they all agree that they wished they had this opportunity when they were going to high school.”