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Radiology Competition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Leads to Internships

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“It all started in 1895 when Rector Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays…”

Azreen Hasan’s essay on the role of radiology in medicine begins with Roentgen and covers the impact of x-rays on healthcare. At the annual Radiology Competition last Spring organized by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Azreen’s winning effort landed her a summer internship doing research in engineering. The high school junior from Manhattan’s High School for Health Professions and Human Services produced a study of the Measurement of Electrical Resistance with Paper Based Circuits for the Diagnosis of Urinary Infection, research that could lead to inexpensive diagnostic tools for developing countries.

The annual competition, Radiology: Giving Back to New York City, was launched in 2004 by Dr. Hedvig Hricak, Chair of the Department of Radiology at MSK, and is administered by Dr. Sara J. Abramson, Emeritus Attending and former Director of Pediatric Radiology,  and Dr. Jacqueline Bello. Some 30 faculty and staff members volunteer their time and talents every year. About 75 students from all five boroughs compete, and last year five received internships at MSK.

Sheila Fortunato, CTE Council Member and Grants/Program Manager for the Department of Radiology at MSK published an account of the competition on the prestigious Elsevier Connect journal:

High school essays lead to internships
at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The journal article includes Azreen Hasan’s 2015 essay as well as the 2014 essay winner Sarah Tress, formerly of Staten Island Technical High School and now studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Staten Island Student Sparks Hospital Education Series

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SIhospitalTottenville High School student Ryan Sipp was working at Staten Island University Hospital as part of his school’s CTE Med Lab program when he suggested to the hospital staff that students would be interested in the work that they do. After networking with teachers, students, doctors and hospital administrators, the result was “Exploring Health Care Careers”, a regular lecture series designed to introduce high school students to careers in medicine and related health professions.

Reporter Kathryn Carse wrote the story for the Staten Island Advance:

Lecture series at Staten Island hospital gives teens ideas about health care careers

Health Career Students Apply for Six Week Summer Internships

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healthinternsApplications for the six-week summer internship program of the Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center  are available now from the BQLI-AHEC web site:

The Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI-AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is a six-week opportunity for historically underrepresented/and or economically disadvantaged high school and college students. This program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health field as well as to the health issues affecting their communities.

In addition, SHIP allows participants to interact regularly with health care professionals. Students who successfully complete the BQLI-AHEC Summer Health Internship Program will emerge with newfound connections, job readiness skills, and insight into the world of health care.

Visit the BQLI-AHEC site for the application.

CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry Comes to Tottenville High School

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Sirona Dental Systems innovations support advanced dental applications like implants and restorations.

Dentistry students at Tottenville High School are learning about the latest developments in Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in Digital Dentistry. Their teacher, Daniel Solomon, took part in a hands-on professional development program sponsored by Sirona Dental Systems, a multinational technology firm with facilities in North Carolina that develops, manufactures, and markets dental equipment for dentists worldwide. This training program was sponsored by Sirona in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps at Peterson AFB in Colorado.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects strong employment prospects for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental technicians in the coming years as current practitioners retire and the population ages.

To see a digital dentistry in action, view this CEREC Dental CAD CAM video from MetaCafe. (The audio is uneven.)

Apply Online for Summer Health Internships

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The Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is an intensive, six-week opportunity for historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged high school Juniors and Seniors, college Freshman and college Sophomore students.

The program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health fields as well as to the health issues affecting their communities. Subsequently, SHIP allows participants to interact regularly with health care professionals. Students who successfully complete the BQLI AHEC Summer Health Internship Program will emerge with newfound connections, job readiness skills, and insight into the world of health care.

In 2012, a limited number of students who attend school or have permanent residences in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island will be admitted into SHIP. The program will run from July 2 through August 9, 2012. Participants will be expected to work at their designated sites three days per week for five hours per day. In addition, there will be mandatory workshops once a week. These sessions will encompass a full day and will include lectures, field trips, and other health related activities. At the end of the program, students will be required to attend and present a final project at a celebratory banquet.

Applications are available online only: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

Please visit:

No paper applications will be available.

Teaching Teachers about “Technology in Health Care and Education”

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The Fifth Annual Health Careers Industry Advisory Commission conference on November 2 will focus on the impact of information technology on the delivery of healthcare. A keynote speaker and experts from the technology, education and health care sector ... Read more

School contacts result in a radiology internship

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Far Rockaway alumna Nanayaa Serwaa describes how she connected to a research internship in the Radiology Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. --Ed   Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, my family and I immigrated to Chicago, Ill... Read more