Scripps gives students peek at future

RANCHO SANTA FE — As part of its Community Mentorship Program to attract youth to careers in the health and science industry, the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education, or SCORE, at Scripps Clinic gave an extensive, hands-on tour to a Rancho Santa Fe School seventh-grade science class of more than 70 students Jan. 23.
The morning program includes a big-screen viewing of a total-knee replacement, narrated by SCORE surgeon and medical director Clifford W. Colwell Jr. Learning opportunities also included demonstrations of age-appropriate experiments using biomedical equipment and current medical data technology presented by scientists and engineers.
“Careers in science are so competitive, young people have to start the journey very early,” Pam Pulido, program director at SCORE, said. “This mentorship opportunity is part of our ongoing effort to educate students in our community and help them get a head start on what is a very rewarding career path.”

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