Reynoldsburg High School students interested in the medical field took a trip recently to The Ohio State University Medical School. The students toured Ohio State’s anatomy and clinical skills laboratories.
“The best part about the trip to the anatomy lab was the ability to see organs that were donated, learn about the different functions of those organs, and shadow the workers and students at the anatomy labs,” said an RHS student after the experience.
The high school students are taking classes as part of the Allied Health Pathway that is designed to give students interested in medical careers hands-on experiences in medical science. There are 36 students paired with OSU medical students in a mentoring program, where they have an opportunity to ask questions and get advice about medical school and college.
“The Allied Health Pathway is helping me find what specific things I am interested in, and letting me do different programs like the mentor me program so I can better understand what I’d like to do,” according to one of the students.
There are currently nearly 290 students in the Allied Health Pathway, which is just one of about a dozen pathways students in grades 10-12 at both high school campuses can choose from to set themselves up for success in high school and beyond.