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High School Students, Thinking About Attending Medical School?

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and Monmouth University are offering a six-session ‘Mini Medical School’ for high school students on Monday’s beginning September 16 to October 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J.

Co-Directors David S. Kountz, M.D., MBA, associate dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and vice president, Academic Affairs at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Bernadette Dunphy, PT, DPT, specialist professor, Pre-Health advising director, Monmouth University, clinicians from the medical center and Monmouth University faculty will provide sessions educating attendees about an array of medical opportunities, including how to gain acceptance into a medical school.

The first session, ‘How to Get into Medical School,’ is also open to parents, teachers, counselors and school administrators, in addition to students. Other session topics include; ‘What the heck is Pediatric Endocrinology?,’ Hands-on Lab Experience: How we teach future health care professionals in 2019,’ and a day in the life of a Neurosurgeon and as a member of a Trauma team. Attendees will receive a graduation certificate upon completion of the program. Students must commit to all six sessions to obtain the certificate.

Students must pre-register for ‘Mini Medical School’ by visiting https://www.monmouth.edu/MiniMedSchool/. For more information, email Dr. Kountz at David.Kountz@HackensackMeridian.org. There will not be a session held October 7.

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