Office of Diversity and Community Engagement Update
Geri Davis, Outreach Coordinator, ODCE
ODCE held their annual High School Summer Science Program via Zoom for four weeks in June. The program ended with a t-shirt and mask give away that took place on Friday, June 26 in front of the Nursing Building. A total of 26 high school students participated, along with several LSU healthcare providers and medical and nursing students.
Incoming medical school students participated in the first ever virtual pre-matriculation program. The program took place from Monday June 1 through Friday, June 19. COVID-19 did not stop the LSU School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Community Engagement from providing first year medical students with the opportunity to engage in basic science classes via Zoom, meet their professors, take virtual tours of the LSUHSC library and our state-of-the-art simulation labs, and meet and greet the 2020 high school Summer Science students to share words of advice on how to prepare for medical school. The pre-matriculation students said they enjoyed the program, and it was almost like being on campus.
The ODCE is very proud of the resilience and adaptability our students have displayed.
Left: Incoming medical school students participate in the first ever virtual pre-matriculation program
Below: High school student participants in ODCE's annual High School Summer Science Program recieve a T-shirt and mask.