Hospital to Host Summer Health Careers Exploration Camp
April 17, 2008
Franklin Community Health Network will once again host a Summer Scrub Club Camp taking place August 4 to August 8 at Franklin Memorial Hospital's Ben Franklin Center. The camp is designed to introduce youth to a wide variety of careers available in healthcare and is open to all students who will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10.
According to organizers, the camp will be a week filled with education about careers, including non-traditional and unexpected jobs within Franklin Community Health Network. A sampling of careers explored will include: physical therapy and sports medicine, nursing, hospital administration, accounting, marketing, pharmacy, radiology, computer science, horticulture, and emergency medical services.
Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in unique hands-on activities and demonstrations such as casting, suturing, lab analysis, and emergency response to a mock accident. All campers will receive certification in Heartsaver First Aid.
To receive an application, contact the Education Office at 779-2381. There is a $50 registration fee, but scholarships are available for those needing financial assistance.
Spaces are limited, so call today! All registrations must be received by May 30.
This program is cosponsored and partially funded by Gear Up: Right Choices for Youth, a partnership aimed at encouraging middle school students to set their educational goals beyond high school and prepare for post-secondary education. Funding is also provided by the Franklin Memorial Hospital Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a member of the Maine AHEC Network, which is supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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