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Voices from the 2013 high school search: Elsy Beltran

Elsy Beltran, 13, knows she wants to be a doctor, so she’s applying to high schools that provide hands-on course work in the medical field.

“Some of these schools even pay you for the training, and you get to work alongside medical professionals,” Beltran said at the city’s Brooklyn high school fair last weekend. She added that hands-on experience in high school will help her know that a medical career is what she wants to do when she applies to college in four years.

Beltran hasn’t yet decided what her top schools are. She’s currently looking at Abraham Lincoln High School, Park Slope Collegiate, and Science Skills Center High. She plans to attend each school’s open house before applying.

“I’m not nervous about getting in because of my test scores,” Beltran said.

Julia Alsop is a student at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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