SMH-SMA High School Oncology Internship

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BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JUN 9, 2018

Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Institute team recognized six high school students from Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) who helped pilot a new oncology internship program at the hospital this year. The six cadets spent two hours each week for four months during the school’s fall and spring semester, rotating through different areas of the hospital, shadowing physicians, pathologists, oncology navigators, nurses, clinical educators and other cancer care specialists, as they learned about topics ranging from diagnostic testing and genetic counseling to advanced cancer treatments and clinical trials. The students were selected by SMA based on academic performance and their deep interest in the medical field. “The feedback from the first high school internship was overwhelmingly positive,” said Tamela Fonseca, MSN, clinical manager of oncology at SMH. “We look forward to sharing and inspiring more students each semester.” 

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