PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Ann Schwartz, CRNA, with a student at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
A two-hour pig heart dissection is not for the faint of heart – or stomach for that matter. But for most of the 30 high school students it was the highlight of a five-week career program at the MGH. “It was my favorite week!” wrote one student surveyed. This is the second year the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement have offered local high school students a five-week introduction to careers in health care. For two hours every week, the students teamed up with volunteers from the Department of Anesthesia, learning everything from how to take a patient’s blood pressure to resuscitation and intubation techniques.
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