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BOCES/Connections Classes Return!

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

It’s that time of year! The History of Medicine Collection was pleased once again to host visits from students involved in the Erie 1 BOCES New Visions Connections Health Related Careers program. This 1-year program gives honors-level high school seniors from schools around Western New York the opportunity to observe careers in many allied health areas through a mentor relationship with a practicing professional in fields including Anatomy, Physiology and Disease, Health Core/Internship, English 12 and Social Studies: Participation in Government & Economics.

Shatonia Thornton from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Christine Tillman from the Buffalo General Medical Center brought their students to the History of Medicine on September 25th and October 20th, respectively. I gave both groups a tour and prepared a “hands on” display of some the book and instrument highlights of the Collection. It’s always exciting to share the history of medicine and the health sciences with these very bright students who may never have seen these kinds of materials up close and personal. The groups responded very enthusiastically to the visit! As always I learn from them as much as I hope they learn from me. I look forward to doing it again next year.