Western University of Health Sciences Receives Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California is one of 13 recipients of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to provide a six-week, residential summer learning opportunity for under-represented minority students who are interested in health profession careers. The College of Podiatric Medicine is a partner in the program and will provide up to 80 students from under-represented minorities an opportunity to learn about podiatric medicine and surgery. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, CPM Assistant Dean, is a member of the committee that prepared the successful grant proposal.
Students will have a one-week, hands-on podiatric experience, learning about basic biomechanics, casting each other for orthotics, working with sawbones to correct deformities, and in the Virtual Reality Learning Center identifying anatomy on the Anatomage virtual dissection table. The freshman and sophomore college students will be interacting with podiatric student mentors on the WesternU campus as well as at Pitzer College, in Claremont, where they will be housed.
Dr. Kathleen Satterfield has been a board certified Diplomate of the ABPM since 1996.
Source: PM News