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My Brother's Keeper

Exemplary School Models and Practices Spotlight: Thurgood Marshall Academy

We featured this ESMP spotlight in our October 2018 newsletter

Thurgood Marshall Academy in NYC Community District 5 has partnered with Mentoring in Medicine since 2013. Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. is a nonprofit youth development program focusing on building the next generation of health and science professionals. The program has consistently demonstrated success in delivering academic enrichment programs and leveraging community relationships for the past ten years. Its community partners include: Harlem Hospital, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement, City College, and Manhattan Central Medical Society.

Dr. Raj Krishnan led the students in a lesson on Forensic Science: Health and Science Pathways: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Biomedicine. Student teams were given a scenario of facts and then performed autopsies on fetal pigs to determine their causes of death. Students were engaged, professional, respectful of their patients, and very knowledgeable about organs and body systems.

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