UW-P Students Participate in RUSCH Program
One of the five students, Keona Thompson, put her hand in a live cow's stomach as part of the RUSCH program through the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health. A hole had been made in the cow's stomach when it was young so its digested food could be removed and sorted in order give good enzymes and bacteria to sick cows.
Thompson, a junior at Parkside studying biological sciences, also had the opportunity to work in a perinatal research lab in Madison this summer, allowing her to pursue her goal of becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist. She spent eight weeks in the research lab on a project designed to show if estrogen metabolites affect uterine artery endothelial cells in pregnant women.
Aside from being part of such research, Thompson and other RUSCH students also spent time visiting a Milwaukee neighborhood-revitalization nonprofit to better understand the lives and problems of their potential urban and rural patients (Read More).
The RUSCH program provides undergraduate students who are interested in medical school with experiences in rural areas, urban communities and medical research labs; in hopes they'll go on to become doctors in medically underserved rural and urban places.