NYITCOM at A-State To Host ‘Structure, Function & Technology’ Program for Area High School Students

Jonesboro, AR – New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State) will host its first session of “Structure, Function & Technology: An Introduction to Medicine” on Friday, Feb. 28 on the Jonesboro campus. Students from Greene County Tech, Nettleton, Valley View and Westside High Schools will take part in Friday’s program, which runs from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m.

Structure, Function & Technology provides high school students with an in-depth, hands-on learning experience that will teach them about a day in the life of a medical student. NYITCOM faculty members and medical students will lead Structure, Function & Technology participants through an exercise in the anatomy lab that will teach the high school students about specific anatomical structures, and the students will visit NYITCOM’s simulation lab for an interactive activity with fully-functioning mannequins that are utilized in medical education. Structure, Function & Technology also teaches the students about the principles of osteopathic medicine and what is required to earn admission to medical school.

“In order to fulfill our mission of increasing the number of physicians in Arkansas and the Delta, it’s extremely important that we expose high school students to the medical education experience,” said NYITCOM at A-State associate director of pipeline programs Brent Owens. “Programs like Structure, Function and Technology help us get young people interested in medical careers.  These programs also make students aware of the tremendous opportunity they have to receive a medical education right here in Jonesboro.”

For more information about Structure, Function and Technology, please contact Casey Pearce of NYITCOM at A-State at 870-972-2656 or cpearce@nyit.edu.

About NYITCOM at Arkansas State University:

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, is dedicated to improving access to health care for the underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta Region. Arkansas ranks 48th in overall population health status due to low health indicators including obesity and number of adults who smoke. The state also ranks 46th in the number of active physicians per capita and 39th in the number of primary care physicians. NYITCOM at A-State was established in 2016 with the mission of meeting the need for more physicians in this medically underserved area.

(press release)

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