morehouse-med-school-president-and-gradsEight students at Cedar Grove High School received their first white lab coats on Dec. 8 as part of the Reach One Each One High School Youth Medical Mentoring Program at Grady Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Emory School of Medicine.

In total, 34 Atlanta-area students graduated from the program this fall. DeKalb County School District participants include: Derek Brown, Anarah Huger, Sha’Quandra Hutchinson, Kamryn McClendon, Chelsea Porter, Jasmine Powell, Jada Quintons, Jada Rogers.

The program is led by Dr. Omar K. Danner, trauma surgeon and surgical critical care specialist at Grady Memorial Hospital and associate professor of surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine. According to the organization’s website, Reach One Each One includes “an overview of the path to medical school; comprehensive exposure to the field of healthcare; explanation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); a healthcare professional career day; a financial literacy seminar compliments of Fifth Third Bank; a tour of MSM and Emory Medical School; skills lab with hands-on simulation, knot tying, and casting; and multidisciplinary clinical rotations in emergency medicine, internal medicine, neuroscience and critical care, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery/anesthesia.”

As part of completing this STEM-based program, students received a white lab coat, a certificate and a book. Mentoring also continues following the program.

Pictured below, Cedar Grove High School students receiving their white coats for completing the program.