HS Students Contemplate a Medical Career

HS Students Contemplate a Medical Career

The high school auditorium was filled with more than 34 booths representing 30 departments within the Northwell Health medical network during the school’s first-ever Medical Career Day, held on Oct. 27. Sponsored by the district’s School to Career Partnership, students were afforded the opportunity to learn what makes the entire health organization work.

Science and Careers Coordinator Matt Christiansen, who assisted business teacher Renee Clock in organizing the medical fair, explained that the invitation to Northwell Health fell in line with the district’s initiative to immerse students in career-based learning experiences. Clock also noted that student liaisons interning for the Business Academy also received experience in networking by escorting guests, setting up lecture halls and handing out information to peers and guests.

“The students learned that the medical field is not made up merely of doctors and nurses, but also includes important ancillary jobs that are represented here today,” Christiansen said.  

During the event, students spoke to nurses from Southside Hospital, an affiliate of Northwell Health, learned about emergency and HAZMAT services, spoke to representatives about the fields of nutrition and medical law, and learned about many of the medical services available through the health organization. Also available were lectures on various aspects of the medical field.