Over 200 High School Students and Parents Attend Careers in Medicine Event Print

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By Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender, for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

May 15, 2019:  More than 200 high school students and parents, including over a dozen students from Bronxville, attended the fourth annual Careers in Medicine event hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

Students from public and private high schools throughout Westchester gained hands-on experience and the opportunity to meet over fifty physicians and clinicians from various specialties and areas in health care (including cardiac, ob/gyn, pediatrics, emergency medicine, orthopedics, surgery, and pharmacy).

Students learned how to intubate and suture mannequins; scope a knee under the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon; and use laparoscopic instruments as if they were performing an actual surgery.

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Joelle Gage, physician extender with Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s department of Orthopedics, demonstrates the correct way to perform an ultrasound of the forearm with a student from the Archbishop Stepanic High School Honor Academy.

The event was created in 2015 by Dr. Matilda M. Taddeo, an internal medicine and cardiology specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, and Dr. Susan Campanile, an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and an internal medicine physician with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, to share their love of medicine and give back to the community. 

Pictured at top (L to R): Dr. Matilda Taddeo, internal medicine and cardiology specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, Dr. Anthony Pucillo, associate chief medical officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and Dr. Susan Campanile, internal medicine physician with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Photos courtesy NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


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