New Albany High School senior Anjali Doshi started the Students Interested in Medicine club during last school year to provide her peers with information on careers in medicine.
"A lot of freshmen, sophomores and juniors are not sure where to go or who to talk to," Doshi said. "I thought they could learn from guest speakers."
Doshi recruited 27 members last year and has 17 this year. The club meets every other Thursday.
Doshi said she worked with the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital to get a list of interested physicians and medical students to come to New Albany High School and speak to the SIM club.
She said Ohio State provided her with a list of speakers.
This year, Doshi said, she's planning a field trip to the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, which is just east of Akron. The school educates physicians, pharmacists, public-health officials and health-care researchers, according to its website.
Last year's club members told her they learned things they don't learn in class, Doshi said.
"The clubs offered at the high school provide students with a variety of choices and experiences to expand upon what they are learning in the classroom," said district spokesman Patrick Gallaway. "The diversity of choices offer something for everyone and students look forward to club meeting time to help balance their academic pursuits, explore careers, learn more about their fellow students, have fun, reduce stress and give back to the school and community."
New Albany High School has 63 clubs, Gallaway said.