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First Medical Scholars complete health care program
East Hall's Gema Gomez tries on a pair of goggles that emulate a visual affliction Wednesday morning at the Brenau University East Campus. Gomez and other area high schoolers in the "Medical Scholars" program visit Brenau once a month to immerse themselves in different health care modules, including sessions exploring Brenau’s nursing, occupational therapy and pre-physician's assistant programs.
Putting in an IV, wearing gloves to try to button a shirt, making a splint for a wrist, balancing on one foot with eyes closed and open were exercises Wednesday for the first group of “Medical Scholars” from Hall County. The program is a cooperative venture among Brenau University, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Hall County and Gainesville schools and private schools in the county. It seeks to expose students to a variety of health care fields and talk with them about their potential “fit” into those fields.