They are future nurses, doctors, lab technicians and physician assistants. They’ll also play a key role in caring for all of us as we enter our golden years.
Local teenagers between ages 14 and 19 will have an opportunity to learn more about possible careers in health care during an upcoming Explorers Health Careers Open House sponsored by Bayhealth and the Delaware Boy Scouts. The event is free and open to any teen interested in exploring a health care career. The Open House will include interactive displays and activities, as well as informative forums with Bayhealth professionals.
"Involvement in this group gives the student a unique opportunity to explore various fields of health care that they may be interested in. I would highly recommend the program to transition them into the health care field," said Bayhealth Clinical Educator Terry Towne, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC.
The Open House will be held on October 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at Bayhealth Kent General. It will be an introductory session for the Explorer Program which meets monthly for 90 minutes to provide Explorers with opportunities to learn about a specific health profession.
In past sessions, Explorers have had the opportunity to meet with radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, radiology technicians, nurses and a variety of health professionals. Bayhealth clinical managers, directors, doctors and nurses have guided the sessions, but the young Explorers are directly involved in planning the topics and activities for each session.
“Our goal is to have young adults in our community take the lead in planning events for this program. Who knows better than the students what they want to see, learn and do?” said Bayhealth Director of Education Kate Salvato, MSN, RN, NEA-BC.
For more information, please call Matt Keck, Exploring Executive of the Delaware Boy Scouts, at (302) 622-3300, extension 123, or Bayhealth Clinical Educator and Lead Advisor Terry Towne at (302) 744-6724.
Exploring Healthcare: Explorers Post 804 member Dana Dittoe (left) learns about the Hematology Lab from Bayhealth Hematology Lab Supervisor Chris Dukes, MT (ASCP).