Crestwood H. S. Grad, And TCMC Student Shares Experiences

On May 18, Crestwood High School biology and chemistry students heard firsthand what it takes to have a career in healthcare. The students assembled to hear presentations from a medical student and staff and faculty of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC).

Michael Ferraro, M. D., associate dean for TCMC’s South Regional Campus and Michelle Schmude, Ed. D., associate dean for admissions, enrollment management and financial aid, discussed the academic rigor of the healthcare education pipeline. Crestwood High alumnus, Bhumi Patel, now a third-year student at TCMC, talked about health and science careers ranging from LPN to pharmacy to medical doctor and shared her personal experiences as a medical student.

The attendees, in grades 10 through 12, were students of Mr. Mark Modrovsky, biology teacher and Ms. Desiree Hoyt, who teaches chemistry. Both teachers instructed Ms. Patel when she was a student in the school district.