Willowbrook MEDline Club students learn about careers in medical field

On Feb. 28, Dr. Kristen Maguire (pictured above, standing) visited Willowbrook and spoke with 26 students in the school’s MEDline Club. That group is comprised of students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

Dr. Maguire is an attending physician in the emergency room at Ascension Alexian Brothers in Elk Grove Village. She earned her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her residency in emergency medicine at University of Illinois Chicago.

Dr. Maguire provided an overview of paths students can pursue with regard to medical careers and the importance of having a mentor and being open to change. Students were able to ask questions of Dr. Maguire, as well as two medical students completing their residency, who joined the meeting via Zoom. The presenters stressed the importance of volunteering, being a lifelong learner, having other passions outside of medicine and that being a doctor is a calling focused on servitude.

For more information about the MEDline Club, go to https://dupage88.libguides.com/c.php?g=657149&p=8673042.