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Seminar benefits students interested in health professions

By: Bonnie Krueger

Members of Marquette’s HOSA-Future Health Professionals organization.

Members of Marquette High’s HOSA Future Health Professionals organization [formerly Health Occupations Students of America] partnered with six Washington University physicians on Saturday, Jan. 12 to provide insight into the medical field.

Neha Bollam, the club’s co-president, says she has been to many medical programs and seminars, and she looked forward to providing this opportunity for others.

Topics of conversation included nerve injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, pediatric oncology, medical ethics, Circadian rhythm and trauma surgery.

“I think it’s an awesome opportunity for students,” said Lisa Del Pizzo, science teacher and HOSA adviser. “We have so many kids at Marquette and district-wide who are interested in health careers and the medical field.”

All Rockwood School District high school students, as well as members of the community, were invited to the seminar for a general admission fee of $5, with proceeds donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Society, HOSA’s national service project.

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