Almost 200 students came to Rady Children’s Hospital from Hoover and Crawford High Schools on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, to learn more about FACES and about healthcare. This is the first TEAM FACES event held in order to promote community and create bonding between FACES San Diego students from both of the high schools.
A packed agenda included a presentation by Dr. Tomas Magana, founder of the original FACES program in Oakland; Stop the Bleed training by Renee Douglas, RN, and her team; and a panel presentation about hospital rotations including Peggy Grimm, RN (NICU), Mackenzie Serfling (Dermatology) and Sheila Tobin, RN (Hematology/Oncology).
Student comments included:
- I learned that:
- the most important asset for you to acquire and offer is passion and devotion to what you love and want to pursue as a career.
- the future is truly in our hands
- FACES is a much larger community that is there to help me even after high school
- Anything is possible
- if there’s anything you want to do, take the opportunity to do it. No one is stopping you but you
- I have been with FACES since freshman year when it was first brought to Crawford. I remember it just like it was yesterday in first period when I heard about this program. It grew and continues to grow every day. FACES gave me many opportunities already, and I hope to stay connected with this family! All I can say is keep changing the face of health and continue to help this coalition grow!
- The experience was truly an amazing experience.
Read more about the FACES San Diego program.