Bolton High School Students Visit HEI


Bolton High School Students Visit HEIOn December 11, HEI welcomed 38 high school juniors from the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) organization at Bolton High School for a special look into the career of an ophthalmologist. Health science teacher Lorna Brown, MS, RD, LDN, had been discussing ophthalmology in the students' recent curriculum at Bolton, and contacted HEI to request a tour. Ophthalmology residents  Michael Hood, MD, Juliet Kim, MD, and Shilpa Reddy MD,  spoke to the assembled students about why they chose a career in ophthalmology, describing the educational path that led them here from high school, through college and medical school, and into selecting their residency specialties.

Bolton High School Students Visit HEIThe students were also treated to a screening of 3-D oculoplastic surgery in the Hamilton Eye Institute's Freeman Auditorium. Next, they were invited into HEI's Jim and Virginia McGehee Skills Transfer Center where the residents helped several students experiment with our suite of ophthalmology simulators, including the eye surgery and indirect ophthalmoscope simulator platforms. It was a privilege for us to be able to inspire these young minds with an interest in health care to consider a career in ophthalmology.

Bolton High School Students Visit HEI