Year Two

“Even though I was just a high school student I was still treated as an equal. This helped me get out of my shell and network without inhibitions.”

-mETEOR Student

In 2018 we welcomed six students and our first two high school science teachers. Learn more about our METEOR Teacher Fellowship Program here. Our students toured several departments within Children’s including our OR, Pathology, and Radiology. They shadowed clinics and attended several patient education sessions, Lunch and Learns and lectures which opened their eyes to the varied and exciting career opportunities and the ever expanding questions yet to be asked in regards to health disparities.

Highlights from the summer included several field trips, including to the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM). While at NMHM, our students were able to participate in a forensics activity where students used inquiry based skills to develop a biological profile.

Our students were able to visit the Hill to attend a Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing. The hearing covered several bills including  S. 2554, Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, H.R. 1222, Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017, S. 2465, Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018, S. 3016, Action for Dental Health Act of 2018.

Additionally, our students were able to have a hands-on experience at the The Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The CLASS center provides students with comprehensive clinical exposure, feedback, and evaluation that supports medical students to become both technically adept and compassionate caregivers.

2018 METEOR Students Final Presentation Topics

“The Use of Low Calorie Sweeteners When Managing Type 1 Diabetes”
“The Effectiveness of Burn Preventative Strategies Using GIS Mapping”
“Nursing Preceptor Satisfaction”
“Incentive Spirometry on Respiratory Therapy”
“The Making of Fontan’s”
“Environmental Toxins Affecting Asthma Patients”
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