Thirty-four Students Attend Scrub Club
Franklin Memorial Hospital program explores careers in health care
June 30, 2014
Physician assistant Betsy Norton (far right) instructs scrub club students on the art of suturing.
Franklin Memorial Hospital hosted 34 local middle and high school students as a part of its annual Scrub Club program, offered through a grant from AHEC (Area Health Education Center). This program is designed to ignite an interest in students to consider and explore a career in health care.
The program offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities for students, including suturing, intubation, dental hygiene, emergency medicine, injections, pharmacy, nutrition, and physical activity. New this year was a session about public health and the many career options available in that field.
According to AHEC Director Lorri Brown, “Scrub Club offers students an opportunity to ask specific questions they may have about a particular field of work and serves as a useful tool for students who are undecided about a college major or career options beyond high school.” Past Scrub Club campers have gone on to nursing school, EMT training, and college majors in community health and premed.
Scrub Club is held annually during the last week of June. It is open to students entering grades 8–12. For more information about the program or to be added to the mailing list for the 2015 program contact the Education Department at 779-2381.
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