The next Doogie Howser?

October 28, 2008 —

OK, well maybe these high school students won’t be performing brain surgery anytime soon…  But, earlier this month, 22 high school students from across the Des Moines metro area were on campus to learn surgery skills from DMU students.

Members of SCACFAS (Student Chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons) demonstrated suturing and knot-tying skills to the members of Health Careers Exploring Post #141. DMU is proud of the SCACFAS members who volunteered their time to engage younger students and expose them to new and interesting aspects of medicine. 

The Post is an organization for high school-aged boys and girls interested in exploring various health professions. The DMU post is in its 21st year and we are always looking for new members. You can join year-round. We’re having a meeting tonight and you’re welcome to check it out.

If you know of local area teens who may be interested in this group, check out the Exploring Post page.

-Josh from admissions