School Partnerships – Opening Doors
Medical Career Exploration
Premier Health's commitment to the community reaches beyond its hospitals. Our partnership with area school districts are deepening these community relationships by taking health care to the schools and bringing the schools to our hospitals.
Students from nine local high schools recently visited Good Samaritan Hospital for the hospital’s annual health care careers and human anatomy event, Good Samaritan Hospital 101 – Introduction to Careers in Health Sciences.
Good Samaritan hosted students from Arcanum, Brookville, Chaminade-Julienne, Wayne, Dixie, Tippecanoe, Tri-County North, Trotwood and Vandalia high schools.
Half of each day was spent in the anatomy lab staffed by several physicians where students explored details of the human body through hands-on access to cadavers, a unique experience usually available for those in advanced medical training. During the second half of the day, students visited the emergency department where they witnessed how patients are evaluated by emergency medical staff, including transporting one of their classmates on a stretcher from the ambulance bay into the emergency resuscitation room.
Students also learned about paramedic/EMT careers from representatives of the Trotwood Fire Department and were given a tour of the helicopter landing pad on the roof of the hospital. The day-long experience ended with a haz-mat suit demonstration. Student feedback was very positive and in fact, a thank you letter from a Trotwood-Madison student said, “I feel this program has helped me determine if I really want to pursue a career in health care. This experience has opened many new doors for me.”