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Richards students complete Camp Cardiac at Advocate

Richards High School juniors AejHill (left) AmandPerez spent week Cardiac Camp Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn where they shadowed

Richards High School juniors Aeja Hill (left) and Amanda Perez spent a week at Cardiac Camp at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they shadowed doctors. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: March 4, 2013 6:05AM



If Richards High School juniors Aeja Hill and Amanda Perez become doctors as they plan, Camp Cardiac at Advocate Christ Medical Center likely will get credit for their choices.

Hill and Perez shadowed Advocate doctors, talked with medical students, and even completed an anatomy lesson by dissecting a pig’s heart. Camp Cardiac provided a first peek at life as a doctor.

“My experience was incredible,” said Perez, who will consider careers as an oncologist, nurse practitioner, ar oncology nurse. “I learned so much. It was the best thing I’ve done academically.”

Hill, who aspires to become a pediatrician, said she enjoyed the opportunity to meet medical students.

“I learned about all the education involved in becoming a doctor,” Hill said. “I liked hearing what the college students said, what inspired them to go into the medical field, and their academic experiences.”

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