The INSIGHT program provided students a challenging, immersive experience where they could learn about research, medicine and public health. This program was designed to expose students to various fields in medicine while also showing students how to how to pick an education and/or career path. In the past four weeks, the program introduced students to different mentors from a variety of career paths in medicine and public health.
“This was a challenging course, and all students stepped up for their performance,” said INSIGHT High School faculty member, Allyson O’Connor, MPH.
Over the four weeks, students learned how to assess the risk of pedestrian injuries associated with street environments. At the virtual symposium students presented a poster on their findings.
The keynote speaker for the Session A Symposium was UW Montlake General Surgeon, Estell J. Williams, MD, and Assistant Professor of General Surgery, UW School of Medicine. Dr. Williams focused her talk on the current state of medicine and the health inequalities happening in the medical field. She brought to light some historical context describing more on who established some of these inequities. Dr. Williams talked about how foundations to some of our current health problems in marginalized and BIPOC communities were established.
Students poster presentations are available to view online until 2022.
THANK YOU to our INSIGHT Session A Sponsors:
For 2021 INSIGHT HS Session B highlights, click here.