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   Teens from Howard High School, William Penn High School, Mount Pleasant High School and St. George’s high schools worked with medical students from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and graduated from the Christiana Care Health Career Academy in April.
“These students — both the medical students and the high school students — gave generously of their time to make this program
a great success,” said Dana Beckton, director of Diversity and Inclusion at Christiana Care. “Everyone showed how much they truly care, and we could not be more grateful.”
The program was rewarding to the medical students who mentored the high school students. Gabrielle James, a third-year student and the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, was grateful for the
opportunity to give back to students in Delaware, where she was raised.
“To be a good doctor, I need to be a good teacher,” she said. “Working with these students gave me the opportunity to improve my skills as a teacher.”
Each graduate received a certificate, a white doctor’s coat and a copy of the book “Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner City ER” by Lisa Frazier Page and Sampson Davis. 
Student engineers learn to design for the operating room
Cancer specialists at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute are closing the gap between classroom and real world with a pioneering clinical immersion program for biomedical engineering students, now in its fifth year.
The winter semester program is among the first of its kind to offer onsite experience in the operating room to future engineers who will develop the next generation of tools, devices and technologies
that surgeons will use there. Piloted in 2013 in collaboration with the University of Delaware, the course challenges students to find solutions to unmet clinical needs.

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