Medical Mentors for East Islip Seniors

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High school students in the Medical and Health Technology Career Academy recently partnered with Stony Brook University medical students for a unique mentoring experience.

Each East Islip senior has been paired with a mentor from Stony Brook, providing a one-on-one look at what medical school is really like. They learned basic examination skills, such as auscultating blood pressure and testing reflexes; participated in a CPR simulation program; and volunteered at a local clinic run by Stony Brook and with an affiliated Habitat for Humanity program.

“This has been a wonderful and enriching experience for our Academy students, thanks to the generosity of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, its students and facilitator Diane Piscitelli,” said East Islip science teacher Lisa Neri. “They have learned so much from their mentors and have made lasting friendships that helped solidify their decisions to pursue careers in the medical field.”