Sun Health interns take hold of futures in science

July 18, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Mitchell Vantrease, Daily News-Sun] — Siddharth Pandyia wasn’t sure what his future had in store, and then the 16-year-old assisted in an autopsy. The 16-year-old North Canyon High School student is involved the Sun Health Research Institute internship program, where he and others receive hands-on, professional experience and an opportunity to learn about a future career in science. “It’s been a great experience for me because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I do want a career in medicine for sure,” said Pandyia, who lives in Glendale.

Brian Brown, director of communications and education for Sun Health, said the program formed eight years ago to increase the amount of bioscience students in Arizona. “There was such a shortage that we thought it was important for us to create the next pipeline of bioscientists,” Brown said. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]