Wingate University's mentoring program helps high school students prepare for the future
They may only be in high school, but nearly two dozen Forest Hills and Monroe High students have already committed to a future in the health sciences industry. And during a special ceremony at Wingate University on Oct. 13, the students received their white lab coats to prove it.
The White Coat Ceremony – the universal symbol of medical professionalism, knowledge and trust -- was only one of the many exciting parts of the university’s new mentoring program that targets health sciences students at Forest Hills and Monroe High. On a volunteer basis, Wingate University School of Pharmacy student mentors visit the high schools and assist students with projects and career preparation. The students even had an opportunity to work alongside their mentors at a booth outside of a recent Wingate football game, where they answered healthcare questions from fans.
Visit the Wingate University website to learn more about how this mentoring program is helping to prepare our students for a career in the health sciences industry.