Student shares research on prenatal exposure to cannabis

On Sept. 28, senior Kate Rich gave a presentation about her medical internship this past summer.

“As a health science major, it is a requirement to do a medical internship,” said Rich. “So I interned at the Orange County Health Department for five weeks over the summer.”

Rich started off her presentation with background information on the health department. She informed the audience that most of the residents there were native Spanish speakers and many of them did not speak English.

Rich, who aspires to attend Physician Assistant School, shared her experience on how the language barrier made her realize how important her Spanish minor was when it came to the medical field.

Later that night, she gave an overview of her shadowing experience, and presented her literature review on the effects of pre-natal exposer to non-smoked cannabis.

“(It is) not as benign as you would

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