The DLS Medical Club, on hold during the pandemic, started meeting again. The Club offers students of all grade levels a chance to learn about the wide variety of careers within the healthcare industry. Students will have the opportunity to interact with visiting professionals, and build relationships with DLS alumni who are members of the Pilot Medical Association.
For their first meeting, club members met virtually with Michael Chan, ATC, the program manager of sports medicine at Ascension. Part of Chan's new role with Ascension is statewide support of school-based services, new program development, and foster relationships with local market leadership and school communities. He was previously at Wayne State University for 15 seasons as the head athletic trainer and 19 seasons overall. He is responsible for all aspects of the sports medicine program, including preventative training, first aid, injury management, and rehabilitation.
Dennis Koch, ‘94, Director of Alumni Relations, says the medical alumni are eager to be involved with students.
“From doctors and nurses to physical therapists and sports medicine professionals, our alumni have a wide range of experiences and are eager to connect with students and share their knowledge,” Koch said. “While Career Day offers all students the opportunity to hear about a variety of professions, this focus on just the healthcare industry is a win-win.”
Moderated by science teacher Mrs. Mary Balamucki, the group will meet after school on the third Wednesday of the month for the remainder of the school year.
Interested students should contact Mrs. Balamucki.