Summer Scholars wrap up 31st year of classes

High school students in the UMKC School of Medicine Summer Scholars program participated in an experience in the UMKC cadaver lab.

Minority and disadvantaged students Kansas City area high schools spent the past month immersed in activities at the UMKC School of Medicine in hopes getting a leg up on their future as a health care professional or simply improve their changes of success as a college student.

The 31st class of Summer Scholars wrapped up a four-week session of lectures, classroom work, and clinical rotations Friday afternoon with a scholars forum at the UMKC Student Union.

Each year, high school juniors and seniors selected to participate in the program receive educational and preparatory experience in areas of basic science, various aspects of the medical field, interviewing and personal development skills, and information about applying to medical school. Many graduates of the Summer Scholars program have gone on to attend and earn their medical degree from the UMKC School of Medicine.

The 2011 class of 48 Summer Scholars included 11 high school seniors participating in the program for a second year as Advanced Summer Scholars.

Participants receive daily instruction in academic areas including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and language arts, as well as classroom experiences that range from medical terminology and understanding health disparities to ACT and standardized test taking. Summer Scholars experiences also include clinical rotations such as emergency, outpatient, rehabilitation and nursing services, surgery, and the cadaver lab.

2011 UMKC School of Medicine
Advanced Summer Scholars
Lauren Brown
Adrian Falcon
Alexis Ford
Corina Guzman
Jessica Idowu
Melissa Ingram
Alex Jacob
Allyssa Kays
Malynsia Mason
Jade Miles
Katie Witherow
Harris Zamir
Summer Scholars
Oladapo Akinmoladun
Cullen Buford
Lela Campbell
Daja Canada
Destinee Clayton
Cynthia Conchas
Valerie Contreras
Jackie Crawford
Dana Draper
Thomas Finn
T’Keaya Gaines
Jon Gardner
Sugey Gonzalez
Devon Hood
Christina Jones
Marissa Jones
Halima Kamara
Jade Latson
Halima Kamara
Jade Latson
Fredrick Leonce
Aramis Mendez
Justin Mitchell
Michelle Mwangi
Maya Neal
Michael Price
Salvador Rios
Amber Smith
Jayla Smith
Timaira Smith
Keanon Swan
Olivia Talavera
Ashlie Thomas
Kalan Tucker
Tasha Tuong
James Wilborn, Jr.
Madison Willenborg

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