Upstate News

July 17, 2007
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Area teens discover medical careers at annual MEDQUEST Health Careers Exploration Camps

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— From a look inside an emergency transport helicopter to a clinic on suturing, area high school students will get an indepth look at a variety of healthcare careers during the annual MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Camp now under way at SUNY Upstate Medical University through July 20.

Twenty-four students will participate in nearly 50 hours of programming, including hands-on experiences, such as suturing, casting as well as examining and typing their own blood. A highlight of the camp will be a visit by SUNY Upstate’s emergency transport helicopter that will greet students on the University Hospital helipad July 20.

Careers in healthcare are among the most in-demand jobs today with a wide range of medical positions seeking qualified applicants. Officials say this experience allows students to see medical careers up close and may influence them to seek the education needed to pursue a career in healthcare.

The program is supported and sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions and the Central New York Area Health Education Center.

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