“I’ve wanted to be a cardiologist since I was a little girl, so this summer was especially exciting for me,” said Alvarez. “I learned so much about the heart that I didn’t know before and I can’t wait to share everything the rest of my class.”
To culminate their summer intensive, the students gave oral and poster presentations to physicians, family and friends, and leaders of Northwestern Memorial and the Feinberg School.
Yancy, who was impressed with the Scholars’ enthusiasm and growth throughout the intensive, hopes they will take to heart the lessons the physicians have shared with them about cardiology.
“What I really hope you’ll take away from this experience is three things: to be resourceful, lessons in perseverance and most of all, self-confidence,” said Yancy as he addressed the Scholars. “The amount of time you’ve devoted this summer is inspiring and our program is building upon the wonderful things you’re learning at Westinghouse.”
The Scholars Program, now in its second year, spans the students’ high school tenure and was co-founded by Erica E. Marsh, MD, reproductive endocrinologist at Northwestern Memorial and Maria Lin, program director, Human Resources at Northwestern Memorial. Marsh and Lin, along with other members of the program’s advisor board presented the students with certificates to signify the completion of the summer intensive.
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