SARANAC LAKE - A group of 11 area high school students have embarked on an exploration of potential health care careers through the New Vision program at Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health.
The program is an opportunity to gain a unique perspective into the many potential careers available in health care by working side by side with hospital personnel.
About the New Vision program:
This year’s New Vision students are, back row left to right: Ayla Thompson (LP), Pierson St. Pierre (TL), Jamaal Tuthill (SL), Tana Morgan (TL), Allie Oehler (SL); front row, left to right: Angelica LaBombard (TL), Stacey Pavlus (TL) Nickie Trudeau (SL), Kaytlin Gochenaur (SL) Natalia Smith (LP) Gabrielle Bevilacqua (SL).
(Photo courtesy of AMC)
The New Vision Program is in its ninth year of existence at AMC.
Students rotate throughout different areas of the hospital including the emergency department, cancer center, intensive care unit, medical imaging, rehabilitation services, administration, laboratory, surgical, and nursing services.
The New Vision program's challenging college preparatory curriculum includes English, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, government, economics and current health topics such as confidentiality, ethics, cultural diversity, human development, infection control, health care funding and the history of health care.
The requirements to attend the class are demanding: Students must demonstrate above average written and verbal skills, they must have completed three years of science and three years of math, they must be recommended by their guidance counselor and principal, and they must meet health standards for working in hospital settings.
Upon completion of the program, participating students will have secured 13 credit hours from North Country Community College, which are transferable.
New Vision is a division of the Adirondack Educational Center and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services Sole Supervisory District of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton Counties (BOCES).
For more information, contact Alison Riley-Clark at 897-2207.