On Wednesday December 5th, New Visions Medical, STEM, Scientific Research and World Health, and Law and Government classes took a trip to Manhattan. The Medical class met with Dr. Matt McCarthy, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell, a staff physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and author of two national bestsellers including the book students read for class, “The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly.” He shared his experiences in medical school, residency and clinical medicine with students, and answered their questions regarding the book and his professional experience. McCarthy encouraged students to strive for their dreams, regardless of bumps they may hit in the road.
The group then visited the United Nations headquarters, taking a guided tour on which they learned about the three pillars of the UN – peace and security; economic development; and human rights. Students were moved by the variety and magnitude of difficult situations that the UN works to address. They were eager to see how their studies within the New Visions programs have a global connection and where their career paths could align with the pillars of the UN. At the conclusion of the trip the students were able to enjoy some of the city’s tourist sites and seasonal décor at Rockefeller Center. Students said they came home feeling inspired, recharged and determined to make their mark on the world.