On May 21, 13 students, left, from the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ), grades 9 through 12, met with Lisa Eiland, MD, (far left) and Shana Dacon, Program Manager, Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), (far right) for an afternoon tour of Mount Sinai Roosevelt.
The visit, which included a brief introduction to the Mount Sinai Health System and ODI, as well as tours of Roosevelt Hospital’s Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care units, followed up on an earlier presentation by Dr. Eiland to SLJ students on her career as a neonatologist.
The students, many of whom hope to pursue careers in medicine, were eager to learn more about the health care field and diversity.
“Our students were excited by everything they saw, and this type of exposure is beneficial for their growth as they move through high school into their college and career paths,” says Elissa Martel, Student Enrichment Manager at the Adams Street Foundation, an organization that provides support and mentorship to SLJ students.
ODI continues to support youth education programs by coordinating summer internship opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students through partnerships with local community organizations.