health sciences stars attend radiology conference
by britney huston, '19
On March 30th 2016, Sukhjit Kaur and Reeya Ramdeen attended the Sloan Conference at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with their teachers for the opportunity to obtain a paid internship to work at a hospital for the summer. Ms. Utke, Health Science teacher, took her 11th grade students to the conference to represent our school.
To get into this conference, Sukhjit and Reeya had to write an essay about imagining a world without radiology. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with two honorable mentions.
Even though our two students did not receive the internship, they still had gained experience and enjoyed themselves. They also received certificates for participation. There was a breakout session showing different technologies, sonograms machines and cat-scans. “I learned that radiology was like a puzzle,” said Reeya.
Sukhjit loved the activities that the conference provided,“It was cool. The doctors had presentations and explained a lot of things and then we got to do hand on experiments.” Students who attended the conference got to examine a turkey's internal body parts through the use of X-rays. An interactive activity where students ask questions about radiology also took place. The winning group received a gift card.
We’re glad to say that our two girls did their best and enjoyed their experience at the Sloan Conference. They both seemed interested on the topic of radiology, but we do not know for sure if they wiĺl fall in that lane. Both the girls will continue their work in the health field, and we wish them luck on their journey.