BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- The Medical Center in Bowling Green is offering a brand new student training program. The Medical Center has invited medical students, from Pikeville College of Medicine, to experience their rotations at the Bowling Green facility.
After two years of intense studying, I0'm really looking forward to putting my skills and knowledge together," said Ashley Smith, Student Doctor.
Hands on experience is exactly what these twenty scholars will receive during their third year of medical school.
These students have already obtained a four-year bachelor's degree and have completed two years of medical school. They now have two years of rotations, one of which patients at the Medical Center will get to experience.
"We have a lot of clinical rotations set up with all different specialties, including psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine and surgery. We can also pick certain specialties or special interests that we're willing to consider going into as a profession," said Ashley Smith, Student Doctor.
Although many students come to Bowling Green from all over the country, one student has called this city home for many years.
"It's exciting. I was really excited about it. I came back here during our second year and did an experience with Doctor Brown, one of the Vascular Surgeons here," said Patrick Bryant, Student Doctor.
This new arena education program is not only a step forward for students. Licensed physicians at The Medical Center say this brings a new light to their every day job as well.
"It elevates our game. We have to be educated and we have to be on top of it. It's only going to raise the bar and create a sense of excellence in this community," said Don W. Brown, D.O. FACOS
The Medical Center will add to this new program in 2015, by introducing its first Osteopathic Residency Program.