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Oct 23, 2018

Careers in Medicine 2018-10-23
Bronxville, NY

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is projected to add more jobs than any other industry between 2012 and 2022, when current high school students will be entering the workforce. To help educate students about career options, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital will host its 4th annual Careers in Medicine event on Thursday, November 15,  from 6 to 8pm at Archbishop Stepinac High School Gymnasium, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY.  Students from public and private high schools throughout Westchester are invited to gain hands-on experience and speak directly with more than 60 doctors and health professionals about medical career options.

This free event is designed to help empower high school students interested in careers in medicine, surgery and support services with an opportunity to connect with NYP Lawrence Hospital physicians, ColumbiaDoctors, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, physical therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, physician’s assistants, first responders, medical students, and other allied health professionals. Students will learn how to intubate and suture mannequins; examine the chambers of a cow’s heart; scope a knee under the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon; examine microscopic organisms that cause disease and use laparoscopic instruments as if they were performing an actual surgery.

The event was created in 2015 by Dr. Matilda M. Taddeo, an Internal Medicine and Cardiology specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group and Dr. Susan Campanile, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and a physician with ColumbiaDoctors to share their love of medicine and give back to the community.  To date, more than 1,000 students have participated in the Careers in Medicine event that has taken place in school districts throughout Westchester County including Bronxville, Eastchester, and New Rochelle.

This year’s event is expected to break attendance records.  Students interested in attending are to call 914-787-5000. Walk-Ins are welcome.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Founded in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has a long and well-established history of providing superior healthcare to the residents of southern Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The 288-bed hospital joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014 and offers a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a renovated Maternity Department and an Emergency Department providing emergency care to approximately 42,000 people annually. A state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation, offers infusion, radiation therapy and support services. NYP Lawrence Hospital provides additional support and care to area residents through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice, as well as ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Irving Medical Center. For more information, visit nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.

NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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Editor’s note: A photo of last year’s Careers in Medicine Event is attached for your use, courtesy of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Please credit with usage.

Media Contact:

Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender     (914) 762-1900     josefa@thompson-bender.com