Local high school students learn about healthcare careers at Beebe Medical Center through the Upward Bound Program.
Miesha Feddiman, an 11th grader at Sussex Central High School who participated in the Classic Upward Bound Program (CUB), had the opportunity to observe lab technicians at work, testing and analyzing specimens as part of the diagnosis process.
"Doing this work study at Beebe has helped me find out which specific career I want to enter in the medical field. Having the opportunity to observe the laboratory made me realize that it is where I see myself working in the future."
The CUB work study program introduces high school students to different career and involves choosing a field of interest, visiting a particular site, and recording their individual experiences. Since the summer of 2010, about 60 students have gone through the CUB summer work study program, with 24 students, or 40 percent, gaining insight about the medical field while completing their work study at Beebe Medical Center.
"The work study at Beebe has shown me a career field that I've never seen before," says Amber Watson, an 11th grader at Indian River High School. "The program allows me to experience the job first hand, rather than from a classroom setting, which I find to be beneficial."
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