MARIN GENERAL: Offers Students ‘Unusual’ Internship
In a preview of "what a health care career might entail," 13 high school juniors and seniors recently completed a 10-week internship at Marin General Hospital, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Funded by a state grant, the "unusual" internship is a collaboration between Marin General, the Marin County School to Career Partnership and College of Marin-Kentfield. "Marin County will be particularly challenged by a shortage of health care workers because of its aging population," said Marin General CEO Henry Buhrmann, who also serves on the board of the Marin County School to Career Partnership. "The internship program is a creative way to encourage filling that void in the future," he added. To qualify for the 80-hour internship, students volunteered at the hospital through the Junior Volunteer Program, took the "Introduction to Health Careers" course at the College of Marin, or attended a one-day health seminar at the hospital. The Chronicle reports that additional internships are slated for this summer and through next year (5/21).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.