Students Learn About Medical Field
Nine students from the Academy of Medical Technology at Q309 are spending their Fridays being introduced to several different aspects of the medical field – in real life! These young people have already decided that they want to pursue a career in the medical industry and many are already quite focused, but the purpose of the current internship collaboration between the Hospital Center and the Academy of Medical Technology is to provide an opportunity for them to have an actual glimpse of the overall hospital, its many career opportunities and its many departments, programs and services.
“There are so many different careers possible in the medical industry beyond becoming a physician or a nurse and we are very happy that Peninsula Hospital Center is a part of this continuing educational effort,” said Liz Sulik, Director of External Affairs. “These young people are eager to learn and we are delighted to host the program.” This introduction to the world of hospital medicine is part of the student curriculum for qualifying students and will continue until June of 2011. The principal of the Academy of Medical Technology, Jose Merced; Internship Coordinator Greg Tsatsis; and Assistant Principal Felicia Batkin, are all supporters of this educational internship program. “It’s the perfect opportunity to combine the ‘real world’ with an educational component. It is our goal to provide these young people with a basis to make educated choices as they mature and continue with their education,” states Merced.