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Sunday, June 16 – Tuesday, June 18
Students entering grades 9-12
Fee: $ 200
Includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing.
Registration is now closed.
Information for the next program available in early 2020.
About the Program
Do you love helping people? Have you ever thought about a career in the healthcare industry? If so, we invite you to join us for this exciting health careers program. Explore a variety of career paths including dental hygiene, health information technology, medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, paramedic technology, physical therapy assistant, physician assistant, and surgical technology.
UPMC Susquehanna Tour: Participants will also tour various departments at UPMC Susquehanna and see healthcare professionals practicing in their work environment.
Health Careers Workshops
Did you ever wonder what is really going on in the dental office? Participate in a variety of hands-on activities pertaining to the dental hygiene profession, including the fabrication of a mouth model. You’ll also learn more about preventative dentistry techniques.
Emergency Medical Services
Did you ever see a helicopter, ambulance, or fire apparatus rushing to the scene of an emergency and wonder if that was the job for you? Local paramedic services, fire departments, and air medical services will have apparatus and equipment on-site for participants to explore. Current providers will be available to answer questions and explain the career fields to participants. Come tour the apparatus, check out the equipment the providers use on a daily basis, and explore the various career options available to Emergency Medical Services providers.
Health Information Technology
This hands-on workshop introduces you to the skills needed to perform basic data input. Explore how electronic medical records (EMR) are created using actual healthcare software. Put your lessons to the test as you enter data on our dual screen state-of-the-art computer laboratory and classroom.
Since the discovery of X Radiation over 100 years ago, radiographers continue to be on the front line of investigative medicine. See and experience the inner workings of the human body through medical imaging technologies. Take and develop x-rays, witness the use of computed radiography, and participate in a variety of additional activities while learning about careers in radiography.
Participants will become familiar with nursing simulation equipment (Sim-Man and Sim-Mom), learn basic nursing skills (taking patient vital signs, listening to heart and lung sounds, and proper hand washing), and hear about exciting opportunities in the nursing profession.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
How does a developmental delay affect a child’s world of play and learning? How does a stroke affect an adult’s ability to care for their family and home? How does one cope with life challenges after having been drug and alcohol dependent? Learn about a variety of developmental, physical, and psychiatric challenges that impact participation in meaningful life roles and activities. Discuss how the occupational therapy practice helps to remediate or adapt to difficulties in activities of daily living, work, or play.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Participants will have the opportunity to experience mobility challenges by using a wheelchair to navigate the Health Sciences building. Staff will discuss conditions that would cause someone to require the use of a wheelchair and the types of wheelchairs that may be needed to accommodate different disabilities.
This hands-on workshop introduces students to aspects of medicine, as practiced by physician assistants. The workshop will cover basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and the various examination techniques.
This hands-on workshop introduces you to the skills needed to perform in the operating room. Explore how surgery is completed using actual surgical instruments. Learn the concepts of surgical scrubbing, gowning, and gloving. Test your skills at our laparoscopic simulator.