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IL: Chicago Public School Students to Attend Health Sciences Day

July 09, 2009

by Jill Blair-Smith

Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine will provide a day of hands-on-learning for Chicago Public School students on Thursday, July 16th on the Downers Grove Campus, 555 31st Street. The 7th and 8th grade students attend the Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine, a medical magnet school committed to doing its part to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in the field of medicine.

Midwestern University, a graduate-level university focused solely on health care education, has been an active partner with the high school offering workshops, career information, and other educational opportunities. The Williams students will spend the day at Midwestern University participating in hands-on demonstrations in the areas of family medicine, anatomy, and other health care topics.

The Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine, which opened in September 2005, is located in Chicago's South Side, within the Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School campus. Named after the African-American physician and surgeon who is credited with performing the first successful heart surgery, the high school's curriculum is a six-year program, comprising grades 7 through 12.

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