Amityville Students Introduced to Health Care Careers

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Nearly 20 students from Amityville Memorial High School and Edmund W. Miles Middle School learned about different professions in the medical field this past summer and were recently recognized for their participation in Stony Brook University’s Health Careers Academic and Readiness Excellence program.

The students took part in the free, six-day program. Medical professionals including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, radiologists, hospital administrators and more visited the high school to talk about their vital roles in health care and answer roles. HCARE Educational Specialist Erik Flynn said that the program gives students an opportunity to learn about “all careers that are part of the health care team.”

Participants in the program were recognized at a white coat ceremony at the Dec. 11 Amityville Board of Education meeting. Mr. Flynn presented students with certificates and white medical coats. The students were seniors Kayla Campbell, Kaeia Fuller, Aaliyah Hunt, Nurys Matos-Mejia and Tamara Stuart, juniors Monica Mejia and Derick Rodriguez, sophomores Diana Alvarez, Leah Friedland, Kenia Hernandez, Samantha Molina, Kameron Muirhead, Alisson Ramos-Lopez, Randy Rodriguez, Stephanie Urbina and Shane Wright, and freshman Adrianna Velasquez-Bautista.