Education & Experience

Apollo: youth in medicine

THE APOLLO PROGRAM DURING COVID

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to facilitate a traditional shadowing experience for Apollo students in the summer of 2020. Instead, we committed to offering students a unique 4-week summer seminar, with exclusive talks and live activities from physicians and other trained medical professionals. Activities included:

Monday Meetups with Physicians

      • “Epidemiology: So there’s a Pandemic, now what?” with Dr. Mia Papas
      • “Mental Health Matters: Calming the Chaotic Mind During a Pandemic” with Dr. Shakesha Clark
  • “Infectious Diseases: A Brief Introduction and a Corona Primer” with Dr. Emmons
  • “Primary Care: Where It All Comes Together” with Dr. Tailor, Dr. Kushner, Dr. Henderson, and Dr. Modi

Wednesday Webinars

    • “Apollo Advice from the Future: The Path to Medical School” with Raylin and Patrick 
  • “Apollo Advice from the Future: Medical Students” with Christina and Kelly
  • “Livestream Perfusion and Dissection: Mouse Brain” with Dr. Gitcho
  • “Livestream Dissection: Cadaver Knee” with Dr. Kahlon

Cadaver Dissection

As an Enhanced Experience, Apollo hosted a Knee Cadaver Lab Dissection in August at the First State Surgery Center. While typically reserved for graduate college students or physical therapists, we were excited to introduce it this year for Apollo high school students.

This experience is wholly supported by Dr. Michael Axe (orthopaedic surgeon at First State Orthopaedics and Assoc Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware) who provides access to the cadavers. The event leaders are Randeep Kahlon, MD and David Bachkosky, RN, PA. The event time and location are donated by clinical staff of the First State Surgery Center.