Central La. teens learn about medical school at LSUHSC-S

These Rapides Parish students took part in the "Day with the Doctors" program in Shreveport. They are (left to right, top row) Rebecca Aaron, Chance Lavergne, Jalen Richard, Judston Robinson, Lauren Lewis, Erica Greer and Melanie Walters; (middle row) Maurtavius Evans, Kathleen Hendrix, Britny Fuglaar, Camille Robichaux, Veronica Rubio and Gabrielle Amons; (bottom row) Sema Hajmurad, Caroline Pearson, Myranda James and China Brown.

Seeing human organs up close is a lot different than seeing them in a book or on a computer screen.

Some Central Louisiana high school juniors and seniors got a chance to find that out recently when they took part in the “Day with the Doctors” program.

Fifty students from eight Cenla parishes took a bus to LSU Health Shreveport to learn about the medical profession from physicians and other health-care officials.

Kathleen Hendrix of Tioga High School came away impressed.

“Loved today! I’ve had biology for a few years, and I have learned about the different organs. Actually seeing what the organs look like, their size and location was amazing!

“The anatomy lab greatly expanded my knowledge in such a short time. Experiences like today do not come often, especially for someone my age. A ‘Day with the Doctors’ is an amazing program that I would recommend to any high school student interested in the medical field,” Kathleen added.

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