Tristie Perkins, a senior at Blue Springs High School, is among the 100 students selected for participation in the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s High School Mini Medical School.

The program, now in its 16th years, is designed to give high school seniors who are already interested in medical careers a one week preview of medical school. Students will attend one of two summer sessions, from June 15 to 19 or June 22 to 26.

During the session, Tristie will participate in a medical school-style curriculum, which includes problem-based learning, a method of teaching that combines independent learning in small groups with patient care cases. Students will also participate in sessions with clinical and research specialists; gain hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology and clinical skills; interact with medical school students, faculty and staff; and attend seminars on college and medical school life.

For more information about the program, call Lindsey Gentry, program coordinator for the MU office of Medical Education, at 573-882-9219.

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