CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (CHSU-COM) students from the Valley Mentors student organization were recognized in the local news for helping mentor the next generation of medical professionals.
Focused on addressing the need for more physicians in the Central Valley, CHSU-COM medical students visited Clovis East High School in early February. They demonstrated patient care skills, like taking vitals and applying a splint, to 72 high school students interested in pursuing a medical career.
This was the fourth time that the Valley Mentors at CHSU-COM provided Clovis East students in Dr. Kelly Eichmann’s Patient Care Pathway course with hands-on demonstrations of patient care skills.
Members of three media outlets had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Kelly Eichmann, CHSU-COM student Varsha Swamy, and two Clovis East juniors to find out the impact that this opportunity has on these aspiring health care professionals.
And even California leadership took note. Assemblyman Jim Patterson shared the ABC 30 Action News coverage on Twitter, praising the partnership to encourage high school students to get involved with health care opportunities early in their education.
CHSU-COM’s Valley Mentors hope to expand the program and reach more high school students with an interest in health care careers.
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