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We’re in Augusta to learn about careers in the medical field with a visit to Augusta University! Up first we meet a doctor specializing in wilderness medicine who was actually the first person in his family to go to college. Very inspirational! But if those years of medical school sound daunting to you, we also learn about being an athletic trainer, the field of nuclear medicine technology, and the artistic career of medical illustration.

Augusta University

Augusta University

We’re in Augusta to learn about careers in the medical field with a visit to Augusta University! Up first we meet a doctor specializing in wilderness medicine who was actually the first person in his family to go to college. Very inspirational! But if those years of medical school sound daunting to you, we also learn about being an athletic trainer, the field of nuclear medicine technology, and the artistic career of medical illustration.

Science

S8P4.c

Design a device to illustrate practical applications of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., communication, medical, military).

SP6

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about nuclear changes of matter and related technological applications.

1. What are some of the benefits of having a medical college located within a hospital? What might be some of the drawbacks?

2. Why is wilderness medicine so challenging?

3. Shouldn't injured athletes be treated by doctors? Why aren't they on the field?

4. The idea that some people are left brain (more rational) or right brain (more creative) is largely believed to be a myth. But why do we all still believe it? 

Anatomy: the study of the structure of living things

Nuclear: relating to energy that is created when the nuclei of atoms are split apart or joined together

Interim: a period of time between events

Chair: the most senior position in an academic department such as a college

Acute: very serious or dangerous : requiring serious attention or action

Chronic: continuing or occurring again and again for a long time; happening or existing frequently or most of the time

Soft Tissue: tendons, ligaments that connect, support or surround other structures and organs in the body

Spasm: is an involuntary contraction of a muscle

Left Brain/Right Brain: the left brain hemisphere is responsible for tasks that have to do with logic, such as in science and mathematics. The right brain hemisphere coordinates tasks that have do with creativity and the arts

Radiation: the process by which energy is released as particles or waves

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    Christen Carter, Denise Parrish, Timothy Johnson, Bill Andrews, Carl Eubanks, Chris Novack, Ksenia Braswell, Lisa Branon, Michael Caudell, Mimi Owen

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