Popular Healthcare Career Day returns to Mid Coast Hospital, Friday, May 5
* High school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and grads are signing up early

Popular Healthcare Career Day returns to Mid Coast Hospital, Friday, May 5

* High school students and grads are encourage to find out about the healthcare field

Back by popular demand is Mid Coast Hospital’s Healthcare Career Day for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as graduates of all ages. The event will be held Friday, May 5, at the Brunswick hospital, and is already gathering student registrations at 373-6015.

“The opportunities for these students in the healthcare field are enormous,” says human resources manager Coleen Farrell. “The field is one of amazing 21st century technology and science coupled with an absolute requirement for direct patient care and the more traditional aspects of healing.”

Interested students can contact their guidance department for more information and a flyer about the day. They can also go on-line to www.midcoasthealth.com/careerday. Because space is limited and schools are already signing up for programs at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., pre-registration is essential.

“Students can register directly with us at the hospital, but should still check with their school guidance department to find out about excused absence requirements or to see if the school is providing transportation to one of the sessions,” hospital volunteer director Millie Stewart says.

“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.

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 field.

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