Shore Health System partnered with Chesapeake College and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center to introduce high school students to healthcare career options. More than 250 students and high school educators from across the Mid-Shore attended Health Care Careers Day 2011, held at Chesapeake College’s Wye Mills campus.
Experienced health professionals met with students to tell them about their personal health career journeys and to discuss pathways to careers in oncology research, alternative medicine, case management, rehabilitation, complementary medicine, laboratory science and pharmacy. Students learned more about health careers with displays on topics such as nursing research and evidence based clinical practice; breast health; cancer clinical trials; nursing education; and self care and stress management.
The Health Care Careers Day is an annual event held at Chesapeake College the last Friday in October.
In photo: Sherry Councell, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, HSMI, Nurse Support Program Specialist, talks to a student about their interest in a health career at the Health Care Careers Day, held recently at Chesapeake College.