School of Health Sciences Hosts Two Summer Learning Experiences

Published 06.19.2008

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Health Careers Camp offers high school students and intriguing look at varied fields represented by Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Health Sciences, including radiography. (Photo by Nathan D. Smyth, coordinator of matriculation and retention for health sciences)Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Health Sciences recently held two summer camps for high school students interested in exploring a career in a health-care profession: the second annual EMT/Paramedic Camp on June 6-8 and the eighth annual Health Careers Camp from June 11-13.

The three-day camps, both held at Penn College's main campus, provided opportunities for students entering grades nine-12 to learn about a variety of health careers and programs offered at Penn College.

Participants in Penn College's EMT%2FParamedic Camp gather for a group photo between an ambulance and a medical helicopter. (Photo by Mark A. Trueman, director of paramedic technology)Forty EMT/Paramedic Campers spent the first full day rotating through a series of Basic and Advanced Life Support workshops. On the final day, they learned vehicle extrication, performed rope rescues and donned the self-contained breathing apparatus while searching for a mock victim. Upon the conclusion of the camp, all received the American Heart Association Basic First Aid and CPR certification.

Thirty-seven Health Careers Campers spent the first two days rotating through hands-on workshops that showcased the health-related majors offered at Penn College. On the third day, they had the opportunity to tour Susquehanna Health facilities in Williamsport to observe health professionals in action.