The first UH TECH Career Camp of the year hosted 44 area high school students from eight area school districts who spent Saturday morning, January 16, visiting departments of the hospital and getting hands-on experience with diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. UH TECH stands for Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare and has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. Each UH TECH Career Camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use, and the education needed to enter the field.
At the first Career Camp event, the large group split into three smaller groups and rotated between departments, operating an ultrasound machine in the Radiology Department, testing physical and occupational therapy equipment at the Healthplex, and learning hands-only CPR and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) device.
More information about the UH TECH Career Camps and registration can be found on the UH website: http://www.unionhospital.org/employment-opportunities/learn-about-careers-in-healthcare/ Detailed information about UH TECH has also been provided to area high school guidance offices.
If you have questions or to register by phone call Holly Ripple in the UH Community Relations office at (330) 364-0884. Career Camp information is also available on the UH TECH Facebook page. Students should register for each event they are interested in attending.
UH TECH Career Camps coming up include the next event on February 20. Students will visit the Department of Surgery, the Cardiology and Vascular testing areas, and see Nursing areas of the hospital.
A focus on physicians is planned for the Career Camp on March 19. Students will interact with three area doctors, learn about their practice and talk about the “real world” of the practice of medicine.
The final Career Camp of the year will be on April 16 for students to learn about forensic medicine, emergency medial air transport, and healthcare career education from the NEO Medical University.
After the final Career Camp event, graduating seniors will be invited to apply for a $1,000 UH TECH Scholarship award, given annually to a student who plans to continue their education after high school in a healthcare related field.