Junior to attend medical forum

Exeter Union High School junior Sarah Wanzer recently ennrolled in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, which will take place in San Francisco from June 20-29.

Wanzer will join 350 other high school students from around the country who demonstrate academic axcellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.

Throughout the 10-day forum, NYLF/MED will introducer Wanzer to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, and will include site visits to medical facilities and clinics.

She, along with other students, will engage in a simulation using problem based learning, an edcuational method in which students will be presented a fictional patient's case history and must diagnose and develope a treatment plan for the patient.

Wanzer is very involved at EUHS. She is on the varsity basketball team and was a varsity swimmer at EUHS. She is a CSF memebr and participates in the Drama Club as well as Block E. She was chosen to participate in the Tulare County Farm Bureau Youth Leadership project and is a member of the Exeter 4-H.

Wanzer plans on attending saint Mary's College majoring in biochemistry and would like to eventually become a cardiologist.

"The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine creates a virtual classroom out of hospitals, clinical facilities and healthcare professionals," Said Donna Snyder, executive director of NYLF. "By shadowing key personnel, studnets like Sarah Wanzer will have a great opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on a career in medicine. This is a critical time for these students to be exploring their future career paths, just prior to immersing themselves in coursework once they are in college."

In addition to visits to cutting-edge medical schools and clinical facilities, Wanzer will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders within the medical field. Students have up-close and personal contact with physicians, surgeons, researchers, scientists and medical educators as they examine professionals at work.

For more information visit www.nyfl.org.

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