The Health Occupations class from the Clare-Gladwin Career Center was given an informational tour at Mid Michigan Medical Center Midland this month. The students visited a variety of units within the hospital, including intensive care, the emergency room, labor and delivery, physical therapy and rehabilitation, the morgue, and a detailed presentation in the Gamma Knife area.
“I hope the students have a better idea of what options are available to them in the health field, specifically in relation to a hospital,” said Health Occupations Instructor Carrie Balcirak. “The experience allowed them to see first-hand actual work environments and gave them the chance to ask questions.”
Balcirak said the students were also given information regarding job shadowing opportunities at the hospital. “It is my understanding that the list of the professionals that students can observe is tremendous, ranging from a surgeon, an emergency room doctor or nurse, an x-ray tech, and so on. This is a very good opportunity for health occupations students to take advantage of.”