Popular HEALTHCARE CAREER DAY returns to Mid Coast Hospital, Tuesday, April 13
* High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are urged to sign up early with guidance counselors


Popular Healthcare Career Day returns to Mid Coast Hospital, Tuesday, April 13

* High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are urged to sign up early with guidance counselors

Back by popular demand is Mid Coast Hospital’s Healthcare Career Day for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 13, at the Brunswick hospital.

“The career opportunities in the healthcare field are enormous,” says human resources manager Coleen Farrell. “Medical professions combine technology, job stability, excellent pay and benefits and most of all, the opportunity to make a difference in patients' lives.”

Interested students should contact their guidance department for more information and a flyer about the day. Because space is limited and schools are already signing up for the two hour programs in morning or afternoon, pre-registration is essential. That can be handled through high school guidance counselors or for home schoolers by Millie Stewart, director of volunteers, at 373-6015.

“This isn’t a career fair in the traditional sense of lots of tables around the room with representatives at each. Students will be visiting one of the top healthcare facilities in the state--a very natural environment for patient care. They will meet doctors, nurses, therapists, technologists, transcriptionists, and administrators where these professionals work,” says Stewart.

There will be short presentations by healthcare practitioners, a chance to talk with them, and a chance to visit some of the patient care areas of the hospital.

“Our goal is to provide students with a very visible and easily understood representation of the opportunities in healthcare. We are also able to point them in the right direction for training and education on graduation from high school,” says Farrell.

Representatives of University College in Bath, University of Southern Maine in Portland and Southern Maine Community College in South Portland will be here to talk with students about healthcare academic programs at the schools. The hospital has gathered information on various programs including colleges, universities, technical schools, and vocational centers. Programs range from year long with clinical rotations for aides to masters and doctoral level programs in several fields.

There will also be information on scholarships and summer volunteer programs that may be a plus when applying for programs.



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