ONSF Mini-Med School Continues to Make an Impact...
Posted On: Friday, June 29, 2018

Sixteen students, from 10 high schools had the “ultimate” hands-on medical experience, while attending the 6th Annual ONSF Mini-Med School program that was held at the ONSF Arthroscopy, Surgical Skills and Biomechanical Research Laboratory.  From June 25th to 28th a series of labs, lectures and surgical simulations were featured.  Students learned first-hand from orthopedic and neurosurgical physicians not only about musculoskeletal disorders but also more broadly about careers in medicine. Students participated in hands-on workshops including casting, suturing, scrubbing, the operating room environment, and ultrasound.

High school students represented Poly Prep Country Day, Sacred Heart, Fusion Academy Westchester, King School, Mamaroneck High, New Canaan High, Newtown High, Greenwich High, St. Luke's School and Rye Country Day. During the school year, ONSF reaches out to the Head of the Science Departments at various high schools requesting they submit the names and resumes of 4 rising sophomores or juniors whom, in their opinion, demonstrate a sincere interest in science or medicine.  The Mini-Med School Chairs review and evaluate the applications and ultimately award this unique opportunity to a final class size of 16 students. 

Mini-Med School at the ONSF Lab creates an amazing mentor/student event that has the potential to change a young person’s life at no cost to the student.