The Department of Internal Medicine hosted its fourth annual Doctor For A Day Program Wednesday, Sept. 25. The program strives to provide students with an unprecedented opportunity to explore the world of internal medicine, the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and medical treatment of adult diseases. Internal medicine faculty members were on hand to share their knowledge base of the internal medicine profession, ranging from bench to bedside.
The day-long program included interactive lectures by faculty members; hands-on experiences, such as learning to intubate patients, reading EKGs, and pulmonary function testing; tours of the research facilities; opportunities to talk with the admissions team; and direct discussion and Q&A sessions with department faculty, residents and medical students. The program was open to high school juniors and seniors. This year's event drew students from Bishop Ward High School; Free State High School; Immaculata High School; J.C. Harmon High School; Lawrence High School; Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission South, and Shawnee Mission West High Schools; St. James Academy; Topeka High School; Winfield High School; and Wichita North High School.