High School Students Get A Firsthand View Of Health Care At ARMC
35 visiting students from the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine program responded to ARMC Director of Medical Education, Dr. Dan Miulli, as he asked them if they wanted to become doctors in the future.
Students recently had the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, look through microscopes, and see newborns in the nursery
Colton, CA – On July 12, most of the 35 visiting students from the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine program raised their hands when Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Director of Medical Education, Dr. Dan Miulli, asked the students if they wanted to become doctors in the future. The students raised their hands a second time on that same question, even after Dr. Miulli told them about the many years of training that are required.
This is the fourth consecutive year that ARMC has hosted the tour and panel discussion for NYLF students who have shown an interest in health care. The event provided an opportunity for students to learn about brain surgery, the tools that neurosurgeons use, and what it takes to have a career in the health care field. Dr. Miulli told the students that being passionate about their work is the key to being successful in the field.
“Events like this help to punctuate the teaching aspect of public hospitals like ARMC,” said Dr. Miulli. “As a surgeon, it is an opportunity for me to share my knowledge with a group of students who may one day stand where I am today.”
Students were able to look through microscopes in the lab, see newborns in the nursery and neonatal intensive care units, and learn about the tools and procedures in the operating rooms and burn unit.
“I enjoyed learning about the operating rooms,” said Aaron Layos, 16, of Fontana. “I never knew that there was so much preparation that has to be done before someone has an operation.”
Tours were conducted in the operating rooms, burn unit, clinical laboratory, sterile processing, labor and delivery, nursery, neonatal intensive care unit, medical imaging, and in the emergency room and trauma areas.
“It is important to give high school students a window into the health care field so they can learn about the different health care careers,” said ARMC Director Patrick Petre.
The NYLF is an independent educational organization established to help prepare motivated students for professional careers. Its mission is to bring various professions to life, empowering young people with the knowledge and confidence to make well-informed career choices.
ARMC is a state-of-the-art acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, Level II trauma center, 24-7 emergency department, mobile medical clinic, primary stroke center, regional burn center and more than 60 specialty services. ARMC has 10 residency programs with more than 150 residents; a School of Radiologic Technology, which offers a complete, two-year hospital-based program for radiologic technologists; and an operating room training program for registered nurses.