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Jacob Hiatt Magnet School Students Experience “College For A Day” at MCPHS

5/26/2011

On May 26, the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School's sixth grade class visited the MCPHS-Worcester campus for a unique opportunity to tour a college campus and to experience first-hand the excitement of an education in the health professions. MCPHS students, faculty and staff helped lead tours and activities, and answered many thoughtful questions from the visiting students.
 
The sixth graders participated in hands-on activities such as learning to use crutches, making arm casts, and finding a pulse on an simulation dummy.  They were taught many interesting facts about their ears, noses, and throats, and leaned the names of major bones in their bodies. 
 
The students were also given the opportunity to tour the residence halls, where they got to see what it's like to live on a college campus. Following the tour and activities, the students and their teachers were treated to a lunch, graciously provided by President Monahan's wife, Lenore, a regular volunteer at the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School Library.  Each sixth grader received an MCPHS pennant as a special souvenir to help remind them that college is a worthwhile and attainable endeavor.