Jaylen Neff, a senior at Trenton High School, was among 112 students selected for participation in the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s High School Mini-Medical School.
The program, entering its 18th year, allows high school seniors the opportunity to go through a one-week preview of medical school, attending one of two sessions, either June 19th to 23rd or June 26th through the 30th.
During the session, Ms. Neff will participate in a medical-school style curriculum, which includes problem-based learning, a teaching method combining independent learning in small group with patient care cases. Jaylen will also participate in sessions run by clinical and research specialists, and gain hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills. Other activities include interaction with medical school students, faculty, and staff and attendance in seminars concerning both college and medical school life.