Friday, May 6, 2016

Southeast Kansas students gather to learn about health care professions

More than 80 students from 11 different southeast Kansas high schools attended two CampMed programs to get a hands-on look at a variety of different health care career options including pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, and more.

The first CampMed event was held April 5, 2016, in the Labette Community College Zetmeir Health Science Building in Parsons, Kansas. A total of 25 students attended from Parsons High School, Columbus High School, and Yates Center High School. This was the first time Yates Center High School had participated in the event.

Health career topics discussed included:

  • Dental assisting
  • Nursing
  • Diagnostic medical sonography
  • Radiology
  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy

The second CampMed event was held April 26, 2016 at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. A total of 58 students attended this event, the most in the event’s history. Students attended from Pittsburg High School, Frontenac High School, Girard High School, Northeast (Arma) High School, Southeast (Cherokee) High School, Uniontown High School, St. Mary’s Colgan (Pittsburg) High School, and Erie High School. This was the first time Uniontown High School had participated in the event.

Health career topics discussed included:

  • Flight nursing
  • Suturing
  • Pharmacy
  • Athletic training
  • Physical assessment
  • Physical therapy

CampMed is one of the many health career promotion events offered by the KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center. For a full list of all the health career promotion events offered, please visit www.kumc.edu/ku-ahec.




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