High School Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Looks At Medical Professions For Career Day
In other news, a program to train much-needed medical assistants, ultrasound, X-ray and MRI technnologists launched in Sacramento.
Kaiser Gives Bay Area Students A Peek Into Medical Jobs
In this case, the operating room is a simulated one at Kaiser’s Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center, which serves as a training facility for new equipment and building configurations. For two days last week, nearly 300 students from 14 Bay Area schools toured the San Leandro facility near the Oakland airport and got a behind-the-scenes look at how more than three dozen health care professionals perform their duties each day. Back in the operating room, a group of about 20 students gathered around the mannequin on the surgical table to either observe or take part in a simulated laparotomy, a surgical incision made to get to the abdominal cavity. (Moriki, 5/15)
Gurnick Academy To Offer Medical Classes In Sacramento
That MRI technician handling your ultrasound image or the medical assistant copying your insurance card is holding a job that’s in hot demand. And in the Sacramento area, there aren’t enough well-trained graduates to fill the vacancies. Aiming to heal a “quality-skills gap,” a new campus for training medical assistants, ultrasound, X-ray and MRI technnologists made its debut this week in Sacramento County. (Buck, 5/14)