Eureka High School students get a firsthand look at medical school

By WEEK Producer

May 8, 2014 Updated May 8, 2014 at 6:57 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in medical school? Some local students got to try it out firsthand.

Nearly 40 students from Eureka High School got a taste of medicine on Thursday as they learned about human anatomy and basic surgical skills.

They learned anatomy at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria and then learned about surgery at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center.

"I would like to be a pediatrician one day,” said Senior Rebekah Coon. “This allows me to see what it'd be like to be an actual medical student, what I'd be able to learn and kind of just the life."

The program, which is in its second year, is supposed to give students a more realistic look into medical careers.

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