Wilbur Cross Honors Students In Y-NH Hospital Internship Program

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Friday, March 25, 2011

 
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Christopher Hoffman
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WILBUR CROSS HONORS 12 STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 
                  Wilbur Cross High School held a breakfast today in honor of 12 students accepted into Yale-New Haven Hospital’s internship program.

 
                 The program is a partnership of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the New Haven Public Schools, giving high school students interested in medical careers the opportunity to work in a hospital.

 
                 The students, juniors and seniors, will work eight to 10 hours a week at the hospital this spring, increasing to 25 hours a week during the summer. Each is paired with a mentor. The work provides students with valuable experience and knowledge that will help them pursue careers in medicine.

 
                 The program complements New Haven’s School Change Initiative reforms whose goals include encouraging and preparing students to attend college. It is also in concert with New Haven Promise, which provides qualifying city students college tuition assistance.

 
                 “These students make Wilbur Cross proud,” Principal Peggy Moore said. “This program gives students hands-on experience they can use to build successful careers in medicine.  The knowledge they gain will help launch them into college and success.”

                       

                 Wilbur Cross had the most students who applied for and were accepted into the program.