MultiCare Valley Hospital held its first annual career day in March for 8th grade enriched science students at North Pines Middle School, who were given the opportunity to learn more about careers in health care and test their abilities in medicine. About 25 students learned about how to intubate a patient and perform hands-only CPR, and they also spent time in imaging, dietary and IV access stations. The students also got a sneak peek into the daily tasks of a surgeon.
In addition, radiologist Dr. Randi Hart showed students X-rays of fractures, explaining how fractures occur and how students should go about seeking proper treatment if they suffer one.
“Some students already have aspirations in mind of what they want to go into in the medical field,” MultiCare spokesman Kevin Maloney said. “It was a really good way for us to kind of plant that seed. Hopefully, in the job market, we can cultivate that field and help them become a part of the MultiCare team.”
Multicare Valley Hospital has had a partnership with North Pines Middle School and Broadway Elementary since late 2016, and it ranges from monthly in-class science support to providing all the fixings for their Back to School BBQ.