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Students start early on health careers

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Most high school students check out for the summer and don’t think about school until August, but for a selective few summer is time to plan for the future.
Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers.
Kayleigh Westerling of Pender Early College High School explains the importance of the program, “I wanted to get more of an idea of how the medical field really works and all the different kinds of opportunities that are in the medical field.”
Students had the chance to spend the day at New Hanover Regional Medical Center to job shadow different occupations.
Nadia Flex who attends Wilmington Early College tells her experience, “I got to shadow in the OR, so I got to see a surgery and I got to see how. like, after the patient recovery and how they do that and we listen to different people talk.”
Camp MedStart is a week-long program. Thursday, kids were able to interact with simulated mannequins and practice checking vital signs.
Abner rivera says he recommends this to anyone looking to go into the medical field and “it’s a great program, so I would apply if I were anyone else.”
Many bright students with bright futures.


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