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New Students Join Center for Experiential Learning’s MedEx and BizEx

The AFS MedEx group-learning program, part of the Center for Experiential Learning, has welcomed its fourth cohort of Upper School students, who are beginning a year of study alongside doctors and medical professionals who will discuss the rewards and challenges of working in the medical field. The BizEx cohort, which is designed for students to learn about entrepreneurship and business through hands-on experience, has also been decided for the year ahead.

Please congratulate the MedEx cohort:
Class of 2019 – Paris Ford, Joie Li and Meredith Schorsch
Class of 2020 – Sophie Peterson, Max Newman, Justin Forbes, Charly Avril, Maeve Callaghan, Noah Pearce, Catherine Gingrich, Aiyana Williams, Andrew Romano, Madelyn Hill, Aby Camarou, Clare Robinson and Anna Sperger

And the BizEx cohort:
Class of 2019 – Xikun Feng, Yuchen Jin, Chen Dai, Jonah Fine, Abigale Lomas, Dongqing Li, Jordan Smith, Brianna Clarke and Elizabeth Baah
Class of 2020 – Yiran Liang, Alexandra Kiernan, Liwen Tang, Samuel Gauck and Noah Vinogradov

Rosanne Mistretta, Director of the Center for Experiential Learning, said “The groups already have packed schedules for the spring semester. MedEx has a field trip planned in February to the Mutter Museum with College of Physicians Fellow Marla Gold and will be doing a historical medical walking tour of Philadelphia later in the semester with Beyond the Bell Tours, a tour company created by Rebecca Fisher ’13. BizEx has many entrepreneurs coming in to speak this semester and a field trip planned to the headquarters of Urban Outfitters with creative director Sue Otto.

MedEx mentors are doctors and medical professionals who spend time with the student group leading them in hands-on experiences exploring medicine. Mentors for the new cohort are Larry Mass P’20; Marla Gold P’22; Bethany Perry P’21, P’19; Amy Burkholder; Julie Koller P’29, P’28; Caroyln Jackson P’26, P’26; Robin Casten P’21 and Radha Pai G’30.

The businessmen and businesswomen who have volunteered at BizEx mentors are David Campbell P’11, P’14; Ross Shanken P’24, P’20, P’17; Julie Copeland P’27, P’25, P’21; Sue Otto ‘P21; Matt Keirnan P’23, P’21; Lynn Pokrifka P’20; Mike Haberman ’97; Susan Lohr P’23; Margie McGlynn P’11, P’09; Susan Bolch ’70.

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