Students Learn About Health Careers During Annual Camp

Published 06.28.2011

Nursing & Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Technology hosted approximately 40 high school students on its campus June 15-16 to learn about a variety of health careers.

The Health Careers Camp, open to students entering grades nine to 12, offered hands-on workshops and the ability to network with Penn College students and faculty, as well as working professionals in the health care industry.

Health Careers Campers spent two days rotating through a number of workshops in the School of Health Sciences' laboratories, followed by a field trip to Susquehanna Health facilities in Williamsport to observe health professionals in action.

They explored careers in dental hygiene, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, paramedic technology, physician assistant, physical fitness specialist, radiography and surgical technology.

The annual Health Careers Camp is co-sponsored by Susquehanna Health. This year, students were able to visit the Sleep Center and Cancer Center at Divine Providence Hospital; and Nuclear Medicine, the Heart & Vascular Institute, and Lab Services at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

"We are extremely grateful that we had the opportunity to visit a number of interesting areas at both facilities," said Nate Smyth, assistant dean of health sciences at the college. "These health professionals do a tremendous job highlighting their departments with informative tours and presentations. We couldn't have asked for a better culminating camp event."

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