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Medical Enrichment


Medical Enrichment

Class Times(s):
Option A: Mondays, null
Option B: Thursdays, null

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Rachel Fung 

Program Description: YAPA Kids Medical Enrichment is an introductory program designed for students who are interested in and or planning to work in the medical field. The program provides students with the opportunity to explore a variety of units in healthcare including medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, and even First Aid. The course teaches students how to perform First Aid, understand different forms of terminology used in a clinical unit, and investigate the intricacies of the human body. By exploring the different aspects of the medical field, students enrich their understanding of the healthcare world and become one step closer in becoming a medical professional. All you need to take this course is the desire to learn as no prior knowledge is required!

Program Teachers: Vijayashree Ramamurthy Gayathri, Nitya Gourishetty, Melissa Prince, Tinu Tope-Awofeko, Pallavi Shankar, Ghazi Abed, Kisha Patel, Nithya Madhu, Sia Dawra

Teacher Bios

Nitya Gourishetty

Hey everyone! My name is Nitya Gourishetty and I am currently a junior at Cupertino High. I have a large interest in the medical field and am actually CPR and first aid certified by the Red Cross - hopefully I can teach those skills to others!

Tinu Tope-Awofeko

Why did the banana go to the doctor's office? Because it wasn't peeling well (ba dum tss).Hello, my name is Tinu and my love for biology is just as much as my love for horrible jokes. I am a senior in high school who is in constant marvel at how amazing and intricate the human body is. I am a huge nerd for human biology so if you would like to compare favourite body systems (mine is the digestive system, it's the best one) then don't hesitate to sign up for this class! Can't wait to teach you all I know.

Nithya Madhu

Hi guys! My name is Nithya Madhu and I am a rising senior at Santa Teresa High School! I am very excited to teach you all about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and first aid! I have taken multiple classes in biology, chemisty, and anatomy as well as participated in many first aid classes including CPR training! I can't wait to share the knowledge I have gained with all of you!

Melissa Prince

Hi there! I'm Melissa Prince and I'm a junior in high school. I am from Ontario, Canada. Since I was a child, I have always been interested in biology and learning facts about the human body. I am very excited to share my interest with you guys!

Pallavi Shanker
Vijayashree R. Gayathri

Hello everyone! I am Vijayashree and I am a rising senior in high school here in the Bay Area, California! Ever since I was a little child, I always devoted my time to learn more about the intricacy and elegance of the our human body, and taking a human biology course in a community college strengthened my love for this subject! The capabilities and functions of our body always makes me motivated, curious and in awe!! I cannot wait to spark interest in young minds about the magnificent realm of medicine with my knowledge in this subject as well as first aid/CPR!!

Ghazi Abed
Kisha Patel
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