High school students get insider’s view of medical profession

By Amy Maginnis-Honey; The Daily Republic
From page A1 | July 23, 2013 |

VALLEJO — Eptisam Lambo knows she wants a career in medicine. Her early choice is neurosurgery.

The incoming Mare Island Technology Academy senior may reconsider her specialty after attending the 2013 Biotech Academy Touro Summer Internship. A workshop on osteopathic medicine, presented by Dr. Janet Burns, piqued her interest.

This is the second year for the free program, the goal of which is to expose local high school students to the world of medicine. Touro University professors volunteer their time.

Dr. Shin Murakami, a Touro professor, organizes the program.

“They learn what they need to know and how to prepare to become physicians,” he said of the interns.

The osteopathic element makes it even more unusual: Touro is one of about 30 colleges of osteopathic medicine in the country.

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