Jesus & John
Minds Matter Seattle Mentees
Jesus and John, seniors from the Minds Matter of Seattle chapter, spent four weeks at University of Pennsylvania’s Summer Medical Camp. They are both hoping to pursue a career in medicine and were honored to study at one of the top medical schools in the country.
As students in the UPenn program, Jesus and John were exposed to various aspects of the world of modern medicine. They heard lectures from doctors and other medical practitioners about their day-to-day roles, engaged in discussions and demonstrations, and participated in hands-on sessions involving human cadavers.
When asked if it was difficult to view the cadavers, Jesus said, “One of my most memorable experiences while in the program was seeing and touching human cadavers. I never knew there were so many tendons and muscles holding all the bones together.”
Both John and Jesus look forward to learning more about human anatomy in college. Outside of the classroom, they went on field excursions to an emergency room and the world-renowned Mütter Museum.
“UPenn was a really fun experience,” said John. For him, the highlights were the trips to New York City and Washington, D.C. as well as the friends he made in the program. Jesus added, “I am so grateful to Minds Matter for introducing me to the summer programs; without them, I don’t think my summer would have turned out to be one of the best in my life.”