A CareFlite helicopter landed on campus Friday, March 26, between the main quad fountain and the flagpole. Sponsored by the Health Preprofessional Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Delta, the demonstration gave students an opportunity to meet and discuss critical care with a CareFlite medic, nurse and pilot.
“It’s so different seeing things rather than reading about them,” says Elizabeth Chung, a sophomore pre-med major who previously worked with CareFlite and helped organize the event. “I wanted to help students get beyond the textbook.”
Christine Buchanan, biology professor and faculty adviser to Alpha Epsilon Delta, says the demonstration was helpful for pre-med and other students who are deciding on career paths. “This highlights the important role of emergency medicine,” she says, “and it’s exciting to have the chance to sit inside a CareFlite helicopter.”