Senior Byrne Kennedy was selected to participate in "A Day with the Doctors" at Tulane School of Medicine on Wednesday, Feb. 8. A Day with the Doctor is a one-day interactive program that offers high school students who have an interest in becoming a physician, an opportunity to experience doctors’ daily activities and life on the Tulane School of Medicine’s campus.
Kennedy, along with 31 other participants, had the opportunity to meet with medical students at Tulane and discuss the admission requirements for medical school. Participants were taken through a rotation of various activities led by the medical students including laparoscopy practice, suturing and anatomy. The participants got to visit the Standardized Patient practice where students are taught and evaluated on how to conduct day to day procedures as doctors.
“My favorite thing was the laparoscopy practice and getting to talk to the students because they gave me a large amount of knowledge and advice, and secured my desire to attend Tulane School of Medicine in the future,” said Kennedy. “Since I have my Emergency Medical Responder License and over 200 hours of patient contact time through EBR EMS, I was able to connect really well with the students and they affirmed that I was on a good track toward med school.” After graduation, Kennedy plans on attending LSU to fulfill the prerequisites for Tulane School of Medicine in the hopes of one day becoming a trauma surgeon.