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Wayne State University School of Medicine

SOMís Young Doctors of Detroit reach out to cityís high school students

School of Medicine students share lunch, and career ideas, with high school students during the annual Each One Teach One event, sponsored by Young Doctors of Detroit.

School of Medicine students share lunch, and career ideas, with high school students during the annual Each One Teach One event, sponsored by Young Doctors of Detroit.

Dr. Eric Ayers addresses Detroit Public High School students during the Each One Teach One event at Scott Hall.

Dr. Eric Ayers addresses Detroit Public High School students during the Each One Teach One event at Scott Hall.

Detroit Public Schools students in ninth through 12th grades were inspired to overcome challenges to continue their education during the fifth annual Each One Teach One event, sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Young Doctors of Detroit student organization.

The guest speaker at the April 26 event was Galen Duncan, senior director of player development for the Detroit Lions. This year’s theme, “Dream, See, Do, Be,” focused on the importance of continuing education and career development and opportunities.

“We want to stress to the students that they can overcome challenges to be successful,” said first-year medical student Cecelia Calhoun, who, with first-year medical student Rebecca Lynch, serves as co-chairwoman of Young Doctors of Detroit. Ms. Calhoun is from Detroit, while Ms. Lynch hails from Terra Haute, Ind.

Eric Ayers, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine/pediatrics and associate program director of internal medicine/pediatrics; and Silas Norman, M.D., assistant dean of Admissions, also spoke to the high school students.

“They are very engaging speakers,” said Ms. Lynch. “We wanted them to speak on the importance of education and advancement. It’s important to provide role models.”

The 75 students also had the opportunity to break into smaller groups with volunteer professionals in a variety of careers to hear about what it takes to excel in those fields. The professionals spoke about the challenges they met while working toward their chosen careers.

Young Doctors of Detroit provided a pizza lunch for the 75 students and their parents.

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