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Left to right Whitman students Desi Kirina, Huma Ilyas, Christina Bogdani, Anna Rizzo, and Jordan Chen learn about skin cancer risk factors.
Left to right Whitman students Desi Kirina, Huma Ilyas, Christina Bogdani, Anna Rizzo, and Jordan Chen learn about skin cancer risk factors.
Jordan Chen uses state-of-the-art equipment that assesses skin damage.
Jordan Chen uses state-of-the-art equipment that assesses skin damage.
Huma Ilyas (l) and Desi Kirina (r) work with a surgeon to take a biopsy from synthetic skin.
Huma Ilyas (l) and Desi Kirina (r) work with a surgeon to take a biopsy from synthetic skin.
A Northwell Health surgeon instructs Christina Bogdani on the proper way to suture skin after a biopsy.
A Northwell Health surgeon instructs Christina Bogdani on the proper way to suture skin after a biopsy.

A team of Whitman STEM students, preparing for careers in medicine, participated in an amazing Dermatology rotation recently at Northwell Health System.  Students Anna Rizzo, Jordan Chen, Christina Bogdani, Desi Kirina, and Huma Ilyas, under the guidance of Northwell Dermatology's surgeons and pathologists, practiced taking biopsies and placing sutures in synthetic skin, conducted a full-body scan, and examined pathology slides. The students, already accomplished in their own right, left feeling energized and inspired by the amazing physicians they were teamed up with. Thank You Northwell Health System!