BOSTON – On Dec. 7, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research hosted the Boston Red Sox Scholars for their annual career exploration day. The virtual event allowed scholars to engage with various doctors & departments and learn about career paths in medicine.
The program began with Dr. Dwayne Pursley, Chief of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BIDMC, giving a presentation on his work at the NICU.
Next up, Dr. Morgan Soffler, Associate Program Director of the Harvard Combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at MGH/BIDMC, gave a presentation titled “Practice Makes Perfect: Using Medical Simulation to Practice Caring for Patients with Medical Emergencies.”
The event concluded with Dr. Kathryn E. Stephenson, Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at BIDMC, speaking to the group about the important and timely topic of vaccine research.
The Red Sox Scholars is an award-winning college success program managed by the Red Sox Foundation.
The mission of our Red Sox Scholars program is to empower Boston’s youth to pursue their goals to, through and beyond college by providing mentorship and access to academic, professional and social opportunities. The Red Sox Scholars, presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a college success program that awards a $10,000 college scholarship to 12 Boston Public School 7th graders each year. The Foundation then provides academic, professional, and social support to the students for the next nine years to ensure they graduate from college with as little debt as possible and are prepared to enter the workforce — as well as feeling part of a family of resources for years to come.