Hospital Offers Educational Opportunity For High School Seniors

PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center is accepting applications, until Thursday, March 15, for an intensive four-day career workshop designed for students entering their senior year of high school interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. The 13th Annual Healthcare Connection program will run July 10 to 13, at the medical center’s Old Bridge and Perth Amboy locations.

The six students chosen will observe a variety of healthcare situations and interact with physicians, nurses and clinical staff in a wide range of departments including emergency, nursing units, cardiac catherization lab, surgical suites, pharmacy and many more. Experts will provide career information and resources, and students will engage in hands-on experiences and observations that promise to offer insight into a large number of healthcare careers.

Former St. Joseph High School student Chirag Patel participated in the Healthcare Connection program in 2010 and was selected to observe a knee surgery at the medical center’s Human Motion Institute. During the surgery he used the online social media site Twitter to communicate the procedural steps live from the medical center’s Old Bridge surgical suite with his fellow students in the school’s computer lab.

Acceptance into the Healthcare Connection program is limited. Transportation between the medical center’s Old Bridge and Perth Amboy locations is the responsibility of each program participant. Contact Susan Pasternack, volunteer services department, at 1-732-324-5006 for information and an application packet.

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