(Great Britain--April 22nd-25th, 2019) Thirteen students from High Tech BioMed Academy, along with teachers Kimberly Braun and Dr. Arun Srivastava, embarked on an overseas study of medical history at various London and Scottish sites of development, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
“Not only am I grateful for the modern medicine our world has to offer, but I left [London and Scotland] understanding the struggles that many individuals once had to face,” notes Payal Kalia, a junior at High Tech.
Caitlyn Ramdat of Bayonne; Hoboken’s Olivia Cahn and Sara Leong; Khushi Raithatha of Jersey City; North Bergen’s Marisol Garcia, Payal Kalia, and Grace Nodarse; Leslie Castro, Sabrina Cetinich, Giselle Hernandez, and Samantha Rodriguez of Union City; and West New York’s Ashley Pazmino and Kiara Roque took part in a Jack the Ripper walking tour and participated in workshops at the Old Operating Theatre, Florence Nightingale Museum, and Scotland Yard with an actual detective, all in of London.
“Seeing the students apply their knowledge to the oddities we saw in the Old Operating Theatre gave me a feeling of pride that all our work in class translates to worldwide experiences,” says Braun, veteran BioMed instructor at High Tech.
Also in London, the BioMed students learned about careers in various science workshops at Centre of the Cell, explored a working biomedical research lab and the Wellcome Collection, in which they viewed historical medical tools from all over the world, and topped their time in England with the famous Body Worlds exhibition, before moving on to a lecture on the history of medical education lecture at The University of St. Andrews in Fife, the oldest medical college in Scotland, and exploring Edinburgh Castle.
“My favorite part of our trip to London and Edinburgh was the Jack the Ripper walking tour and exploring the city of Edinburgh,” says Sara Leong, a sophomore at High Tech. “I thought the tour was educational, spooky, and great fun.”