UW Camp Gives Students Opportunities to Learn About Health Care Careers

Wyoming News August 7, 2018



UW Camp Gives Students Opportunities to Learn About Health Care Careers

Laramie, WY.    –    Sixty-five high school students from across Wyoming and beyond experienced a wide range of health care career options during the eighth annual University of Wyoming Health Care Careers Summer Camp.

Two groups of students arrived on the UW campus during a two-week period in mid-July. The camp allowed students to observe and actively participate in learning about a variety of health professions, including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, optometry, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and ultrasonography. Students learned about the education requirements needed for many health professions and the numerous job opportunities available upon completion of their training.

College of Health Sciences faculty members, along with health care professionals from Ivinson Memorial Hospital and Snowy Range Vision Center in Laramie, gave presentations and provided students with hands-on learning opportunities. Students tried their hands at suturing, giving injections, taking vitals, making insect repellent in the pharmacy lab and casting. In addition, all students earned American Heart Association first aid and CPR certification.

Additional support for the Health Care Careers Summer Camp was provided by the Wyoming State Office of Rural Health, Donor Alliance and the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) Medical Education Program.

Students from our coverage areas who participated in the camp were:

Big Piney — Haddy Smith and Jordan Szelkely

Gillette — Paul Baeza, Makayla Brown, Tanner Gladson, Flor Gonzalez, Kimberly Huddleston, Sebastian Mooney, Kaitlyn Redman and Jazlyn Schmidt

Glenrock — Paige James

Green River — Mykenna Coursey

Kemmerer — Jami Roberts

Newcastle — Aryana Kohlbrand

Pinedale — Janae Arne, Meleah Covill, Teegan Johnson and Eric Liu

Rock Springs — Saige Alldredge, Ian Cox, Ashlie Frolic, Jayda Gatley, Aislyn Pecolar and Olivia Uhrig


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