Today we met two pediatricians, Rebecca Johnson-Paben and Sarah Green, who talked about what kicked off their interest in medicine, the steps they took in order to go into medicine, and their current specialties and activities in the medical field. They spent a lot of time answering questions because there were a significant amount of hands raised!
The speakers also asked the students what they could do to be better providers. There were a lot of responses, but in essence the students voiced how they wanted equality among patients and the time to be taken to really understand the patient and their needs.
Afterwards, we measured the impact of exercising on one's heart rate. The girls learned how to measure their own heart rate and graph the changes after various activities like walking or sprinting.