by Logan Schwartz
For rising WHS seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, Trinitas Regional Medical Center will be hosting a medical mentoring program July 7–11.
According to Principal Mr. Peter Renwick, the goal of this program is to “expose young adults, in particular rising seniors, to the medical profession through a week-long internship.”
In this program, accepted students have the opportunity to shadow a professional medical resident and see various hospital departments including the operating room, morgue and emergency department, according to a flyer advertising the program.
Said Renwick, “This program gives students a hands-on experience into how a hospital is run.”
Junior Leah Iosif, who is interested in becoming a surgeon, said that she has already applied for the program. She said: “This program will be able to give me a preview of what the rest of my life will be like. I will also get exposure to a variety of aspects that I otherwise would not be able to see.”
Eligible candidates must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and have taken or plan to take at least one Advanced Placement class next year. Students should also be prepared to devote themselves fully, 7 a.m.–3 p.m., for the entirety of the week-long program, according to the flyer.
Renwick said that he encourages “anyone interested in the medical field or any field of biology such as physiology...to apply for the program.”
Students do not pay for the program, as it is fully funded by The Westfield Foundation, an organization that grants money to causes throughout Westfield, according to thewestfieldfoundation.com.
To request an application, email Director of Volunteer Services Ms. Lisa Liss at email@example.com. Applications for the medical mentoring program must be submitted by June 13 to be considered.