Dozens of high school students from Silver Spring, Maryland got the inside scoop on careers in healthcare, thanks to MedStar medical professionals who recently visited for Career Day.
Montgomery Blair High School and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital have partnered on the popular event for the last six years. Over the school’s lunch period, seven panelists took turns outlining their own career paths and imparting advice to students.
“Know your vision. Aim high. Use it to improve the world,” said Shirisha Avadhanula, MD, an endocrinologist at MedStar Georgetown.
Students interested in specific areas of study also enjoyed small group ‘Q & A’ sessions with the professionals, including Matthew Cooper, MD, director of Kidney and Pancreas Tranplantation at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute.
“We chose a career that helps people. We’re energized that the next generation is interested in doing what we do,” Cooper said.
Cooper and Avadhanula were joined by Michael Manning, RN, BSN; Sameer Mehta, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS; Stephanie Cone, MOTR/L; Meghan Wilkinson, LAT, ATC,CSCS; and Jonathan Everett, Community Relations Coordinator at MedStar Family Choice.