Advertisement
 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,
Advertisement

Help for students interested in medical jobs

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - Updated: 5:16 AM

High school students considering a career in health care are invited to the St. Mary's Healthcare Medical Explorers Program Tuesday, Oct. 8, where they can learn what it takes.

Students ages 14 to 20 are eligible and there is no fee to join, as the membership cost is paid for by St. Mary's Healthcare as a service to the community.

The kick-off meeting is Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the hospital at 427 Guy Park Ave. Students should contact the Foundation of St. Mary's to reserve a spot, and bring a parent to the kick-off meeting to sign registration forms.

The program is part of the Boy Scouts of America, and helps teens decide if a health care career fits into their future. They learn about a variety of health care careers and hear from experienced professionals in their field. Discussions include preparing for a career, the educational requirements, salary ranges and the benefits and rewards of the position. In addition, they participate in hands-on activities to familiarize students with a specific aspect of medicine.

Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month from November to June, and consist of presentations by physicians, health care workers, tours within the hospital and off-site visits. Efforts are made to provide a hands-on experience fun and informative.

Topics tentatively scheduled include physician's assistant; physical therapy and athletic training; behavioral health; cancer medicine; operating room; CPR/First Aid; dietary and diabetes; long-term care and elder care; nursing; and flight nurse and ambulance crew.

To reserve a spot in the group, or for more information, contact Jessica Smrtic at The Foundation of St. Mary's Healthcare 770-7584, or email smrticj@smha.org.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Commissioner: Montgomery County sheriff candidates challenging each other's petitions
    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Rams enter Foothills with plenty of new faces on team
    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Police: Tractor trailer stuck in drive-thru
    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Police reports
    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Barbara Spraker dies at 89
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    St. Mary's transition Diocese seeking a permanent fix
    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Letter to Amsterdam parishes from Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Rensselaer casino interests seeking support from Montgomery County
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Montgomery County loses one of its champions
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Letters to the editor
    Monday, August 25, 2014

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media, LLC.

Privacy Policies: Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook