HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted over 50 Girl Scouts across Mississippi today. The young girls learned about careers in medicine as they toured the anatomy lab. They also got a chance to learn about ultrasounds and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
"We're trying to plant the seed in them to try and get them excited, maybe interested in going into the medical field, especially for women," said Angelic Dye, WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine student. "We want to empower them and get them interested."
The American Medical Women's Association and the Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association provided the girls in grades six through 12 the chance to participate in activities geared towards the medical field. The event allowed them to get an up close and personal idea of what it's like to be in the area of medicine.
"It's been a lot of fun for me and it's a good opportunity for me and these Girl Scouts having fun and learn about medical doctors," said Iyona Warren, Girl Scout Cadet of Wiggins, Miss.