South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School Anatomy and Physiology as well as AP Biology students had the opportunity to attend an in-school presentation by Dr. Richard Evans, Vice President of Surgical Services for Bon Secours Charity Health System and Director of the Bloodless Medicine Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital, last Friday.

 Dr. Evans hosts a program called the “Mini Medical College” which provides local high school students that may be interested in entering the healthcare field the chance to learn from an experienced professional. The presentation focused on the various career paths that are available within the medical field as well as the expectations in each field and the educational requirements needed to achieve jobs in those fields.

 “We were incredibly fortunate to have had Dr. Evans bring the “Mini Medical College” to TZHS. He offered students a unique look as to what it takes to enter numerous medical professions in terms of standardized tests, education and degrees. From nursing to veterinary medicine, he exposed our students to the multiple pathways from high school to a variety of professions,” said TZHS Science Teacher Nicole Farish. “He motivated students to be the hardest workers in the room in order to achieve their professions, whether it be in medicine or elsewhere.”

Dr. Richard Evans