Discover Healthcare: Giving students a look into the medical field
Do you have a child who might be interested in a medical career? Well, exposing them early can be a great way to get their foot in the door. There are a lot more options than being a doctor or nurse. We all know that healthcare is an increasingly popular field for a lot of reasons. Discover Healthcare held their first annual, “Discover Healthcare” event at St. Scholastica College today. The event had sophomore students go through a hands-on career exploration event. It included many fields such as surgery, labour and delivery, therapy, mental health and so many more. Students got hands on experience from professionals as well as medical students.
“I do think it’s very interesting and I might go into the nursing field, but I am a bit scared because I know that sometimes when like a big career is missing a bunch of people and people go into that career, there’s an overflow when they graduate college. So I’m a bit cautious about getting into the nursing field, but I might do something adjacent to it and then hop in if they need more notice,” says Enby a sophomore high school student.
Now every kid doesn’t need to know exactly what they want to do, but spending time thinking about what it is they want to do and getting exposure to the field while they are maybe working on general prerequisites can be helpful.
“We believe all information is pertinent and important, so we want them to be as prepared for all elements: what’s good, what’s challenging, how you make a difference. So we think health care is a wonderful field to go into. It’s going to be a lot of opportunities, even if there are some challenges,” says Adam Soderlind a student support specialist.
Discover Health’s goal for its first event, was to engage attendees in career exploration. Help them truly understand the extent of career opportunities available and how it connects to career pathways and higher education. Lastly, creating foundational experience that will lead to future engagement with the healthcare industry and higher education.