July 18, 2018

Aspiring docs visit the School of Medicine

Ashley Jones is merely 17, but she is quite confident she wants to be a doctor, whittling her college choices by researching the percentage of students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.

Jones will begin her senior year of high school this fall, but not before she completes her second consecutive stint in the Medical Mentors Summer Program, a collaboration of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center. The program, now in its sixth year, provides a meaningful shadowing and mentoring experience for junior and senior high school students, and freshman and sophomore college students with a more than passing interest in becoming doctors.