Evening on campus gives DeBakey freshmen glimpse into medical professions

Freshmen students from the DeBakey High School for Health Professions and their parents enjoyed a night at Baylor College of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The guests were welcomed by Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs. Dr. Ronald Cotton, instructor of abdominal transplantation, talked about his educational experiences at DeBakey High School for Health Professions and Baylor.

Breakout sessions included a panel of Baylor students and an anatomy demonstration. The panelists offered the high school students advice about navigating the long road ahead and detailed their high school, college and medical school experiences. During the anatomy demonstration, medical students and Dr. Gregory Duncan, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology, explained how the heart, lungs, brain and kidney function.