On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, eight 8th grade students from Camden City schools took a tour of Cooper University Hospital as part of Rutgers Career Connection day. Students learned about career opportunities available within the healthcare industry while getting a hands on approach to medicine.
During the tour they visited Cooper’s state-of-the-art simulation laboratory equipped with realistic mannequins that breathe, talk, sweat cry and even bleed. Greg Staman, Director of Simulation Operations gave the students a chance to see them come to life with a personal demonstration.
The Rutgers Future Scholars Program is designed to provide academically promising young students from underrepresented communities with opportunities for educational growth, social development, personal enrichment and economic support. The program aims to increase the number of young individuals who go to college.