James Madison University hosted a three day medical school for local high school students interested in the field. The event was called the "Careers in Health and Medicine Program."
It gave the students a sample of what health professionals do. Many speakers from the health care industry spoke and the high school students took advantage of opportunities for hands on experience. They learned how to dress wounds and take blood pressure readings.
Organizer, Erika Kancler described how the program's first year went.
“So far, so good,” said Kancler. “We've had some technical difficulties. I'm learning how to use the simulated patient myself but I think it's going very well. So far, the response has been extremely favorable.”
Those in charge of the program hoped that the three day event would help the students realize what job opportunities are available to them.
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