Med-Start teaches high schoolers about healthcare

Med-Start teaches high schoolers about healthcare

October 8, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


it is a jumpstart to a career today 50 high school students from across Arizona are starting a summer program at the U of a Health Sciences Department a new sport suicides Kendra Hall met with these teens who are thinking about careers in health care Kendra yeah it’s a great program and what makes it special is all the students are from disadvantaged backgrounds either educationally or financially and they’re interested in being in the health care field one day well many high school students are hanging out this summer without many responsibilities others are taking college courses I really like getting involved in different things in the summer because I don’t know I just it keeps me busy grace Dwyer is one of 50 students who’s starting the med start summer program it was created 50 years ago to increase the number of health care professionals in Arizona’s rural and economically disadvantaged areas through the recruitment and training of students from these regions I don’t really know what I want to do yet so that’s why I thought this program would be great because it would give me an opportunity to like just learn about the different things that I could do and all the different options it’s a six-week hands-on program students from all across the state get to live in dorms and take classes that count is credit when they go to college in a year I’m really interested in having a future where I can actually look forward to and have something that can better my life and as well as others students who’ve done this program in the past have gone on to become successful healthcare professionals if you’re interested in health care or even has like the slight bit of interested isn’t hurt to take a summer up in high school and just focus it on what will show you so much of what healthcare is and the possibilities that could grow from it now the program is free to most students through grants for more information you can go to our website that’s koat.com Sean Alex back to you