Medical Enrichment

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Medical Enrichment

Class Time(s):

Option A: Monday, 3:30 - 4:00 PM PT

Option B: Thursday, 4:30 - 5:00 PM PT

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Princess Hannah Santillan

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: Princess Hannah Santillan, Nikhil Pasumarthi, Ashley Perez, Melissa Prince, Shruti Nene, Vijayashree Ramamurthy Gayathri, Kridtin Siripintu, Tinu Tope-Awofeko, Nikhita Chintareddy, Alekhya Sreerama, Audrey Lui, Nithya Madhu, Minqi Huang, Aditi Venkatraman, Archita Srinivasa, Isaias Martinez, Asritha Kota, Yumna Saiyed, Sophia Wu, Nitya Gourishetty, Bridget Wong, WenWen Gu, Lalain Javaid, Reva Mahto, Abby Melton, Melissa Prince, Christien Monello, Clara Abdelmalek, Shruti Nene

Teacher Bios

Princess H. Santillan

Hi everyone! My name is Princess Hannah Santillan, and I am currently a junior from Mark Keppel High School. I have always had a passion for the medical field and health care in general. Human anatomy and physiology are some of the basic fundamentals needed in the medical world. Besides knowing the academic portion such as science and statistics in healthcare, learning how to perform First Aid, and understanding the different forms of communication in a hospital facility is just as important. Therefore, I am very excited to teach you all the basic fundamentals of clinical terminology and explore human body systems!

Nikhil Pasumarthi

Hey! My name is Nikhil Pasumarthi and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High. I have a deep passion for healthcare from interning at a medical clinic and being apart of a medical mission team. I hope to pursue a career in health/medicine in the future :). I love science and I am super excited to help younger students foster their interests in health.

Ashley Perez

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Perez and I am very excited to teach children more about the medical field. I have taken multiple classes and programs regarding Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and first-aid, which will allow me to give in depth answers to your questions. I am looking forward to spreading my knowledge and experience in the medical field with 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!

Shruti Nene

Hi! My name is Shruti and I am currently in 11th grade at Cupertino High School. As someone who loves biology and anatomy, I am looking forward to be teaching everyone this year and sharing one of my interests with others!

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!!

Kridtin Siripintu

Hey everyone! My name is Kridtin Siripintu and I am a rising Junior at Cupertino High School. I am excited to teach each and single one of you guys, while in the Medical Enrichment program. I hope both of us can have a good bond and I am very delighted to teach a subject that I am very interested in.

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.

Nikhita Chintareddy

Hey Y'all! My name is Nikhita Chintareddy, and I am a rising junior at Vestavia Hills High School. I am super excited to have the opportunity to teach y'all about medicine and your own health. It's super important to know how each part of your body comes together inorder to function. I have family working in the Natural Sciences, and I am looking to go into the Medicine. I am thrilled to start teaching y'all just how amazing the human body is.

Alekhya Sreerama

Hi guys! My name is Alekhya Sreerama and I'm a rising sophmore at American High School. I have family members in the medical field, and plan to go into the same field myself! I'm very excited to be teaching all of you about first-aid, the functions of your body, and more!

Audrey Lui

Hello everyone! My name is Audrey Lui and I am a rising senior at Leland High School. I am interested in the medical field and hope to pursue my career in nursing. I hope to leave a lasting impact in my community by sparking some interest of the medical field in you guys! Looking forward to sharing my passion with you all!

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!

Minqi Huang

Hello everyone! My name is Minqi Huang and i am a rising senior at Cupertino High School. I have always been interested in learning about our body's functions. I hope to become a nurse practioner in the future and have taken many science classes and A&P courses outside of school. I look forward to teaching you all!!

Aditi Venkatraman

Hi everyone! My name is Aditi Venkatraman and I am a rising junior at Prospect High School. I have always wanted to pursue a career in medicine and aspire to become a surgeon in the future. I look forward to working with all of you!

Archita Srinivasa

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Isaias Martinez

Hey everyone! My name is Isaias Martinez and I am a rising junior at Mark Keppel High School. I've always been interested in learning about aspects related to the medical field. I've taken classes online, such as Anatomy and Physiology, and read dozens of books. I look forward to passing on my knowledge to younger students!

Asritha Kota

Hey guys, I'm Asritha! I am a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I hope to become an orthopedic surgeon one day and I'm excited to teach about how the organ systems in our body work together!

Yumna Saiyed

Hey guys! My name is Yumna Saiyed. I am a rising sophomore attending Cupertino High School. I enjoy biology and am passionate about learning about medicine and the medical field.

Sophia Wu

Hi! My name is Sophia Wu, and I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. I have always found the human body to be one of the most interesting topics to learn about because studying it allowed me to gain more insight about my own self. Learning about the human body is not only super fascinating but also allows us to better understand various health issues as well as how to better take care of our own health. I hope to inspire others to get excited about physiology!

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!

Bridget Wong

Hi guys, I'm Bridget Wong and I am a senior at Mark Keppel High School. I am very interested in the medical field volunteer at a hospital. I am Red Cross certified in CPR and lifeguarding. I look foward to sharing my perpsecitive and skills and hopefully getting others interested in medicine.

WenWen Gu

Hey everyone! My name is WenWen Gu and I am currently a junior at Leland High School. I am super interested in the medical field and aspire to be a physician in the future. Additionally, I am CPR and first aid certified!I I am super excited to share my interest and knowledge with you all!

Lalain Javaid

Hi everyone! My name is Lalain Javaid and I'm a senior. I've taken one year of dynamics of healthcare, clinical skills, and nutrition and two years of anatomy so I'm exciting to be working with you all and teach these same skills to others!

Reva Mahto

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Abby Melton

Hi everyone! My name is Abby Melton, I'm a junior in high school, and I'm from Raleigh, North Carolina. I'm very interested in chemistry and biology, and I hope to either become a doctor or work in genetics research in the future. I'm really looking forward to sharing my interest in science and the medical field with students!

Melissa Prince

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

Christien Monello

Hey everyone, my name is Christien Monello and I am currently a sophomore at Bishop Hendricken Highschool. I have always found the medical field and medicine very interesting. I have also always been interested in biology and the anatomy of the body and would love to share with you all what I know.

Clara Abdelmalek

Hi! My name is Clara Abdelmalek and I am a junior at Walter Johnson High School. Medicine, especially the chemistry of it, is very interesting to me. I also run two health-related clubs at my school!

Shruti Nene

Hi everyone! My name is Shruti and I am a sophomore at Cupertino High School. I love biology and am interested in the meidcal field. So excited to teach you all!