Simulation Center team provides virtual presentation for high school students
A group of Grand Rapids high school students took a virtual tour of
the Simulation Center in the Cook-DeVos Center of Health Sciences and
heard from academic advisors in the College of Health Professions and
Kirkhof College of Nursing.
The January 30 event was planned by teens from the Grand Rapids
Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the largest and oldest African
American family organization in the country.
Tonja Moyer, director of performance improvement for Metro
Health-University of Michigan Health, said the teens really enjoyed
the event. Moyer has three children in the chapter.
"We have some teens who know what they want to study in college
and others who do not," Moyer said. "It's important to have
STEM events like this. We want them in these spaces, where they might
be able to visualize a future for themselves."
Doug Ayers, simulation coordinator, shows a sim mannequin during a virtual tour for Grand Rapids area high school students.
The simulation team prepared interactive simulation scenarios for the group to work through following the presentations.
Katie Branch, director of simulation, said the simulation team
prepared interactive simulation scenarios for the group to work
through following the presentations.
The idea to tour, albeit virtually, the Simulation Center came from
Jack and Jill member Leah Garyson, daughter of Briette Bryant
Phillips, development officer for Scholarship and Fellowship Giving.
Leah said she toured the center in middle school while attending the
Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration (sHaPe Camp) and
thought it would be a good fit for the group.