Health Tours for Youth students confirm Endoscopy is “really cool”

Health Tours for Youth students confirm Endoscopy is “really cool”

“Really cool!” and “Really gross!”

That’s what Annapolis Middle school students had to say about seeing the digestive and pulmonary systems up close during their time spent on the Endoscopy Suite last week.

AAMC’s Health Tours for Youth, a program coordinated by Saisa Neel, RN, brings middle schoolers to the hospital once a month. They learn about different health topics and are encouraged to consider health care as a career field.

These 15 students, along with their chaperones, met with Endoscopy team members Linda Tabisz, RN, Steve Yokum, RN, Ana Twitty, Endo Tech, Kim King, RN, and Nico Manuncia, RN. Keith Goulet, MD spoke with the students about the pulmonary system, bringing in subjects like smoking, asthma and peer pressure. Barry Cukor, MD wowed the students with enthusiastic stories and hands-on demonstrations. 

A Pentax representative brought in a see-through scope (which amazed the students as well as the staff) and gave an informative lecture on the digestive system, complete with posters and handouts.

The students enjoyed the visit and asked many thoughtful questions. Each student was given a folder with endoscopy-themed puzzles and age-appropriate resource material.

For more information about the Endoscopy Suite and what we do, please call x1544.

-Linda Tabisz, RN

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