High school students spend a day in a doctor’s shoes

Students learn what it's like to be a doctor.
Students learn what it's like to be a doctor.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – McCutcheon High School students lived a day in the life of a doctor Monday.

Second year medical students from the Indiana University School of Medicine visited the school to teach students what a doctor sees when working with patients. More than 50 juniors and seniors learned the basic skills in diagnosing strokes, concussions and heart disease.

McCutcheon Anatomy and Physioloy teacher Abi Bimaster runs the day in the life of a doctor program. Bimaster said the program helps students apply what they learn in class.

It’s a great teaching opportunity both for the med-students to teach younger kids what they’ve learned, but also for my students to see what they’re learning in class and how that really applies to a medical career or a medical situation,” said Bimaster.

Since the program started four years ago, Bimaster said it has been a major selling point for students to take her class.

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