For the third straight year, the Marquette High chapter of the HOSA Future Health Professionals organization is hosting a "MedTalks" seminar event featuring local medical and health professionals.
The virtual event will take place Jan. 15, 16 and 18 in a series of three Zoom sessions. Marquette HOSA is inviting local physicians to present on topics such as medical malpractice, biomechanics and bone regeneration, neurology, dermatology, transplant nephrology and hematology. The event also features a medical school student panel and a segment in which a bone marrow transplant recipient will share his experiences. Each speaker will present for approximately 20 minutes with a short question-and-answer session following each presentation.
The schedule is as follows:
- Friday, Jan. 15 – 5:30-6:45 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 16 – 4-5:45 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 18 – 10-11:30 a.m.
"MedTalks is a wonderful way for high school students and community members alike to grow in their knowledge of medical fields and the research occurring within them," said senior Amanda Eshelman, who is one of Marquette HOSA's executive board members. "It is my goal to educate about these amazing advances while raising awareness for our partner, Be The Match."
All proceeds from the event will go to the club's national service project called Be The Match, a nonprofit organization that helps connect patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or blood stem cell transplant. Club members are also collecting direct donations. Just mail a check made out to "MHS HOSA." Please send them to: Marquette High School, 2351 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
Click here to see an event itinerary and Zoom links. Click here to sign up. Check out Marquette HOSA's fundraising page.