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Saturday Morning Medicine’s Second Year Underway

Saturday Morning Medicine, an enrichment program for Fort Worth ISD’s anatomy and physiology students, recently launched its second year.saturdaymorningmedicine1819

The program, which includes approximately 15 participants, immerses students in study of the medical profession and increases their anatomy knowledge. On February 16, students worked in a simulation lab at Cook Children’s Hospital with Dr. Samson Cantu, a pediatric gastroenterologist, on how to perform endoscopies and colonoscopies.

Established in March 2018 by Dr. Cantu and his wife Clara with assistance from pediatrician Kathleen Powderly, Saturday Morning Medicine engages and connects high school students with medical physicians and healthcare professionals and also allows them to hear about doctor cases and their experiences as young medical students.  The program also creates a possible opportunity for students to immediately enter LVN (licensed vocational nurse) school upon completing high school.

Read more about the program in this blog post from Cook Children’s Hospital, and view more photos from the February 16 session here

Saturday Morning Medicine, which kicked off its second year in December, concludes in April.


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