U-M’s Doctors of Tomorrow program featured by Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio aired its story about the University of Michigan’s Doctors of Tomorrow program, a initiative aimed spurring Detroit high schoolers’ interest in science and medicine.

Twenty students from Cass Technical High School in Detroit are part of the four-year pilot program, which pairs the high schoolers with U-M medical students and gives them a first-hand look at what it means to be a doctor.

"One of the things we also want to bring home to them is they’re not just examining a human body; they’re examining a person," Jonathan Finks, M.D., assistant professor of surgery and director of the Adult Bariatric Surgery Program told Michigan Radio. "So we want them when they take a blood pressure, they tell the patient what to expect, that they’re going to feel a little tightness on their arm. And we want them to understand the whole experience of taking care of another person as a physician, and that’s what we want them to get out of it today."

For more, see the report at Michigan Radio: http://www.mymediaq.com/viewclip.aspx?cid=01eba427-aef5-492a-b87d-2778c62f159c&ct=2.