Minooka High graduate will lead tour for current Minooka High students at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Minooka High School graduate Johnathon OâHagan will give current Minooka High students a look at what inspired him to pursue a career in health care when he hosts a tour of the gross anatomy lab at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
"This is a chance to encourage students who otherwise would not consider a career in medicine to start thinking about these opportunities at an early age," said OâHagan, who took the same tour more than seven years ago at Stritch, where he is now a third-year medical student.
The tour will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, March 15 at the Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood.
During the tour, the Minooka students will have the opportunity to examine the internal organs of cadavers while getting a detailed overview of the human body. They will also get the chance to interact with high-tech, interactive patient simulators that are used to provide realistic instruction for physicians in training. The tour is part of a program that was established more than 10 years ago for area high school students.
"The program gives the high school students an inside look into the life of a medical student and what medical training really involves behind the scenes," said Michael Dauzvardis, Ph.D., an assistant professor of anatomy at Stritch.