Students from TVHS tour Albany Medical Center | Parents & kids
Students from Tech Valley High School spent time at Albany Medical Center where they learned in-depth about specific careers in the field of medicine.
Juniors, Rokeya Sultana, Liana Pondillo and Rick NeJame met with experts at the institution including, Mark Heller, director of the Patient Safety & Clinical Competency Center at Albany Medical Center, Tara Lindsley, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in Neuroscience Education at Albany Medical College, and Dr. Heidi DeBlock, a visiting research scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
"I've always had an interest in medicine but because of all the confidentiality laws I've never been able to actually get a feel for the field. This experience exposed me to not only medical practitioners but also various other people in the medical field," said Sultana who is from Hudson.
They learned from computerized mannequins in the new Simulation Center. The mannequins are life-like and can cry, sweat, bleed and much more to the benefit of training future doctors. The students also had the opportunity to look at a 3D virtual brain using the hospital’s Virtual Brain Model Software.
"I liked the backbone of the hospital - all of the technology they use to do their work," said NeJame, a junior from the Chatham Central School District.
The experience was part of the students’ J-Term where they are able to visit different professionals, companies and organizations in fields that interest them.