DoT Student Impact Statements
“We learned about how to help a patient with chest pains and how to use the pqrst method to get an understanding of a patient’s situation.”
“We learned how to make a diagnosis based on information about the patient and how to consult with other doctors to find the right treatment.”
“I learned the anatomy of the pulmonary system and it’s pretty cool. I took a bunch of notes on the alveoli and the diseases that can happen in the pulmonary system. . . I’ve learned what it’s like to be in medical school from actual students. I also learned about asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and other diseases in the pulmonary system.”
“I learned that the purpose of the cardiovascular system is to transport gases, hormones, and nutrients to our other organs. It also fights infections and helps keep us at a stable body temperature. I also learned that inside the lungs are tiny airways called alveoli that help exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide into our bloodstream.”
By the Numbers
As of 2021, we have received $81,500 in donations, and $71,500 Doctors of Tomorrow scholarships have been awarded to students. There have been 324 high school participants and 165 medical student mentors. We have hosted 3 national conferences, and a total of 8 publications, 26 poster presentations, and 5 podium presentations have been submitted about the program. The program has resulted in 72* capstone projects. (*6 capstone projects with partial completion due to COVID-19 stoppage.) In 2021, 27 Doctors of Tomorrow students are now at the University of Michigan, and 20 participants are attending college.