Students from Governor Livingston High School try their hands at medicine with Summit Medical Group program

High school students considering medical careers were given the opportunity to play doctor today. A group of 55 students from Governor Livingston High School in

A group of 55 students from Governor Livingston

A group of 55 students from Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights donned hospital scrubs and practiced giving injections into oranges. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - High school students considering medical careers were given the opportunity to play doctor today.

A group of 55 students from Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights donned hospital scrubs and practiced giving injections into oranges with doctors from Summit Medical Group.

"It's kind of unique that they get a hands-on approach to medicine," says Dr. Marnie Cambria Dardenello. "It's very different to talk to a doctor and hear what their day is like. But to actually use some of the skills that we use on a daily basis, I think brings it home, makes it more passionate, more engaging for them."

"For me, personally, I really enjoyed the sutures," says student Rashav Abraham. "I liked working with my hands. It was fun."

Summit Medical Group sponsors the program. Next month, high school students from Basking Ridge will get the same opportunity.

Those who show a strong desire to enter the field will be eventually be able to shadow doctors, nurses and other medical professionals on the job. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 2 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills
VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows 3 VIDEO: Preview of PNC Art Center's summer shows
87-year-old Inge Goldstein poses with a sign she 4 Women's March event to be held in Pompton Plains
The Jewish community center in Edison was evacuated 5 JCC in Edison temporarily evacuated after bomb threat

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE