Nineteen girls from GSNC, including Anam Lakhani of Syosset, attended the camp. Through interactive activities and lessons, the campers gained insight and experience into the numerous careers available within the healthcare industry. Whether watching how ambulances get to an emergency in minutes, or learning how to perform a surgery with the world’s most-advanced surgical robot, the da Vinci robotic system, the camp provided the girls with an inside look at healthcare career opportunities.
“We are very proud of our partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Careers Camp,” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director and chief executive officer of GSNC. “This hands-on, bird’s-eye view of both clinical and non-clinical careers options within healthcare served as an introduction for the girls to the countless opportunities their future holds for them.”
The girls were allowed to observe a surgery, while physicians interacted with them and explained the critical importance of the procedure. They walked through numerous areas of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY in New Hyde Park, including an intensive care unit and outpatient practices.