Pathways to Medicine @ A. Philip Randolph Campus High School
Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Cusack and Ms. Kirsti Alvarez for planning today’s (04/12/18) Pathways to Medicine event.
Today over 128 students, mostly 9th graders in the Medical Academy, were treated to an all-day event exploring the many different career choices and options available to medical professionals. We were privileged to have a salutary address by Dr. Dani McBeth, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the CUNY Medical School, and a Keynote address by Dr. Tawana Winkfield Roster, an alumnus of APRCHS (’96), and a practicing pediatrician in the Bronx.
Students then had the opportunity to engage in a series of small group breakout sessions where they met with Dr. Paulo Pina (Pediatrician), Ms. Mary Cusack (Psychologist), Ms. Carlene Musgrave RN (Transplant Nurse), Tammy Powell NP (Nurse Practitioner), Dr. Tashuna Albritton (Assistant Medical Professor CUNY School of Medicine).
Students then had an opportunity to meet with over 15 undergraduate students from the CUNY School of Medicine who took them on a walk through St. Nicholas Park where they engaged the students in informal discussions about community health and wellness but also their paths through high school, into college, and onto medical school.
After the walk in the park students wrapped up their experience with a panel discussion with the Sisters (and Brothers) of Sophie Davis who talked about their journey as students of color through high school and into medical school.
A. Philip Randolph Campus High School is extremely grateful to all of the participants and staff who made this event a success.
Special thanks goes out to Gavin Sukhai from APRCHS who coordinated many of the logistics and Dr. Terri Watson who facilitated this partnership with the CUNY Medical School.