During Career Day 2009, Shore Health System partnered with Chesapeake College, the Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland State Association of Health Occupations Students of America, the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center and the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center to introduce high school students to healthcare career options. More than 350 students and 30 high school educators from across Maryland attended the event, which was held at the Chesapeake College Wye Mills campus.
Throughout the day, experienced health professionals met with students to tell them about their personal health career journeys and to discuss pathways to careers in surgical and emergency nursing, case management, rehabilitation, complementary medicine and pharmacy.
Students had an opportunity to learn more about health careers by visiting displays on topics such as nursing research and evidence based clinical practice; breast health; cancer clinical trials; nursing education; and preparing for an interview.
Other participants in Career Day included representatives from Queen Anne’s County Mobile Cable TV Channel 7; the health departments of Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties; Talbot County Emergency Medical Services; University of Maryland School of Medicine; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Chester River Health System; and the Caroline County Extension Service.