MHS Juniors Gain Health Science Experience at Penn State College of Medicine
Milton Hershey School juniors, Harrison Bonanny and Cheyenne Parks, recently completed the 2017 PULSE Program sponsored by the Penn State College of Medicine. The educational outreach program is a semester-long academic course designed for high school students who are interested in biomedical sciences.
“The PULSE program is a postsecondary experience that takes MHS biology, anatomy and physiology, and health science classes to the next level,” said Linda Davis, a health science teacher at MHS. “Our students were able to network with their peers, collaborate in groups, and create presentations to enhance their communication skills.”
From September to December, Harrison and Cheyenne completed weekly classes and college-level lectures where they learned how to apply science in the treatment of the human body. They worked with medical students and residents of the Penn State College of Medicine to review case studies and determine how infectious diseases were transmitted.
They also toured the Hershey Center for Applied Research and collaborated with more than 75 high school students from the local area to deliver in-depth presentations on the diseases they studied.
Through Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program, MHS students have the opportunity to receive professional, hands-on experience in the workplace through initiatives like the PULSE program.