Aspiring MDs at St. Dominic High School Get “Hands-On Heart Lab” From St. Francis Cardiac Surgeons
ROSLYN, NY – 140 students at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay got hands-on experience yesterday on the structure and function of the heart from two top cardiothoracic surgeons from St. Francis Hospital. Lawrence Durban, MD, and Albert C. DiMeo, MD, conducted three labs in the school’s state-of-the-art science lab, teaching the aspiring doctors how to dissect pig hearts. Every student got a heart to dissect.
“We think this is a wonderful opportunity for our next generation of doctors, nurses and
The program is an outgrowth of the school’s STEM Program, standing for Science, Technology,
“The Hands-On Heart Lab is an extraordinary opportunity for our students, especially those interested in pursuing careers in medicine. Our STEM Program is often cited as the reason why students choose St. Dominic High School. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Paul Woodstock and Drs. Durban and DiMeo for helping make this day possible,” said Maureen Appel, principal.
The St. Francis surgeons taught two simultaneous labs in the morning and one session in the afternoon. The doctors hoped that by the end of the day students were convinced that medicine may be the right field for them.