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Health Careers Camp Helps High Schoolers Explore Occupations

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Health Sciences hosted 36 high school students June 13-14 to help them 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 and working professionals in the health-care industry.

Participants in a Health Careers Camp, a project of Pennsylvania College of Technology and Susquehanna Health, receive initial guidance before performing surgery on a mock patient in the college’s surgical technology laboratory.
Participants in a Health Careers Camp, a project of Pennsylvania College of Technology and Susquehanna Health, receive initial guidance before performing surgery on a mock patient in the college’s surgical technology laboratory.

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. (Photo gallery)

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, Wound and Diabetes Centers at Divine Providence Hospital and the Technical Lab, Joint Center and Emergency Room at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

“This culminating camp event, facilitated by a number of Susquehanna Health volunteers and health professionals, showcased the hospital’s state-of-the-art technologies and allowed the students to witness the number of health-related career opportunities available to them,” said Nathan D. Smyth, assistant dean of health sciences (and camp coordinator).

To learn more about academic majors offered by the School of Health Sciences at Penn College, call 570-327-4519.

For general information about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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