Milwaukee’s Youth Health Service Corps Continues Success

Youth Health Service Corps members at the Medical College of Wisconsin gross anatomy lab.
YHSC members at the Medical College of Wisconsin
YHSC members at the Medical College of Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – This past year, Milwaukee Wisconsin AHEC’s Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) members at the James Madison Academic Campus have been involved in many exciting health career exploration activities. Under the mentorship of two medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Freddy Siller and Luciana Notardonato, the YHSC students have been learning and having fun at the same time. Five new members joined in October in addition to the seven current YHSC members.

Several of the experienced members were considered peer assistants during the new member training. Freddy and Luciana led monthly meetings where the students learned and practiced neurological testing, blood typing and suturing (the pig’s feet were a great hit!). The YHSC members also experienced two amazing field experiences at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The first was to the gross anatomy lab and the most recent trip was to the STAR center, which is a simulation lab. The year isn’t over yet and there is more fun to be had!

Youth Health Service Corps members at the Medical College of Wisconsin gross anatomy lab.
Youth Health Service Corps members at the Medical College of Wisconsin gross anatomy lab.
Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) members perform neurological tests, guided by peer assistants or experienced members of YHSC.
Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) members perform neurological tests, guided by peer assistants or experienced members of YHSC.