DOVER-FOXCROFT. On Monday, October 24th, 12 local students representing area schools Forest Hills Consolidated School, Foxcroft Academy, Greenville Consolidated School, Penquis Valley High School, and Piscataquis Community Secondary School, joined pre-med students from Tufts University and Maine Medical Center at Mayo Regional Hospital for a Doc4aDay program.
The goal of the Doc4aDay program is to inspire high school students to explore a career as a physician. The program consists of a presentation on the pathway to a health care career, direct involvement in simulated patient scenarios, hands-on clinical activities in a skills lab and a round table lunch discussion with MMC-Tufts Medical Students and Residents.
The program targets promising high school students who have the interest and potential for a health care career.
“This was a wonderful learning venue for our local students to have a hands-on experience in medicine. This is a great opportunity for our community to hire the next generation of medical practitioners from our own communities. I am glad that Mayo Regional Hospital could facilitate this learning.” said Nikki Chadwick, VP of Quality and Education at Mayo Regional Hospital.
The Doc4aDay program is an initiative sponsored by the Medical Education Department at Maine Medical Center, in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medical.
Mayo Regional Hospital is a 25 bed, non-profit, critical access hospital providing advanced medical services to more than 26,000 residents in the Piscataquis and adjacent Penobscot and Somerset counties.