Wednesday, September 4, 2019
A local student is saying "thank you" to a team of healthcare providers that gave her a lot of inspiration.
The team at OrthoCincy recently stepped up to help a student from Princeton High School learn more about her future goals. Local 12 first met Tatiana, a student at Princeton High School, at the American Heart Association's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Goes Red event at the Cintas Center.
Tatiana had told Local 12 that she wanted to be a sports medicine physician. At least when it comes to female sports medicine mentors, Dr. Rebecca Popham from OrthoCincy might be a good connection. So, just a few weeks ago, the superintendent of Princeton Schools surprised Tatiana.
Dr. Popham, one of just a handful of female sports medicine specialists in the Tri-State community, invited Tatiana to shadow her work at OrthoCincy in Florence. When it comes to mentoring, Dr. Popham said having someone for her to see work in this field would have made a big difference when she decided to pursue it.
Tatiana got to find out a whole lot more about the sports medicine field thanks to Dr. Popham, OrthoCincy and Princeton Schools. Dr. Popham invests in the health of her patients every day, and still found the time to invest in education and the health of future generations.