A New Way to Explore Health Science

When Pinewood seniors Arielle (pictured, center) and Carolina wanted to explore their interest in health sciences, they decided to create an inclusive club that did just that. "It was actually fairly easy," Arielle says. The young women approached their Science Department Chair, Kim Hudson, and with her support, got the Health Science Club launched. The club provides a variety of activities and learning experiences for their members each week, such as guest speakers from medical and scientific fields, experiments, CPR/first aid training, research projects, article discussions, fundraising for humanitarian efforts, and more.

At Pinewood, our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities – from the arts to athletics, gardening to student government, robotics to reading groups – that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. When students like Arielle and Carolina want to create new venues for opportunity on campus, we encourage and enable them to do so.

This week, the Health Science Club was visited by guest speaker and Pinewood parent, Diana V. Do, MD (pictured). Dr. Do spoke with students about the field of ophthalmology, her extensive educational journey, and her experience as a surgeon and professor at Stanford University Medical Center. We thank Dr. Do for sharing her time and valuable perspective with our students.

 

Health Science Club
The aim of the Health Science Club is to provide a space for Pinewood students to pursue interests in a science/medical-oriented career.

What we do:

  • have guest speakers from the science field come in to talk (this includes doctors, engineers, Pinewood alumni, etc.)
  • learn basic first aid skills such as CPR
  • read a medical book as a group
  • attend a science convention/museum as a field trip
  • have a science/medicine theme for each meeting where we discuss different issues that students would otherwise not have exposure to
  • watch related documentaries/movies
  • fundraise to support the health of developing countries

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