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Call for Nominations Future Clinician Leaders College!

Aug 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, NC Medical Society

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We invite you to take a look at the call for nominations for the NC Medical Society’s Future Clinician Leaders College, an interprofessional opportunity for all disciplines.

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Camp Med students get real-life training

Aug 18, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med, surry county

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Some of the potential next generation of doctors and health professionals recently got a chance to experience their industry hands-on. Eighteen local high school students interested in becoming registered nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, or any number of occupations in the medical profession participated in Camp Med 2022 Summer Program provided by Northern Regional and the Northwest Area Health Education Center, an initiative of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. The camp took place on July 18-22.

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Caldwell County Camp Med ‘22 Prepares Future Workforce in Healthcare

Jul 26, 2022 1:42:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, high school, camp med

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High school students interested in becoming registered nurses, physicians, occupational therapists or any number of occupations in the medical profession participated in Camp Med 2022 Summer Program provided by Caldwell UNC Health Care and the Northwest Area Health Education Center, an initiative of the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

62d1698417938.imageCamp Med is a great opportunity to expose students to the world of possibilities in health careers,” said Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps. “We want our students to apply these experiences to their education whenever they make decisions about course selection, club participation or community involvement so they will be better prepared for reaching their career goals after high school graduation.”

The program provided a range of unique educational experiences in the healthcare workforce, from meeting practitioners to observing state-of-the-art technology to touring healthcare facilities and learning about the services provided to patients. Participants also explored different medical career pathways, including pharmacy, surgical services, diabetic health, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging and behavioral health.

Highlights of the program involved clinical rounds and observing medical procedures. "I really liked getting to experience what surgeons and anesthesiologists do,” said Emilee Bradley, a sophomore at Hibriten High School “I loved seeing gall bladder surgery performed. It was exciting! I especially liked scrubbing in and wearing scrubs in the operating room like an actual medical professional."

As a culminating event, a graduation ceremony was held and students received certificates of completion. Each student spoke on how the program affected or influenced his or her future career decisions.

Only rising freshmen, sophomores or juniors meeting specific academic performance in addition to having career goals in health sciences were selected to participate in the weeklong summer camp, which has been offered to Caldwell County Schools students for more than a decade.

Christina Good, Human Resource executive for Caldwell UNC Healthcare, led Camp Med ’22 in Caldwell County and overall, 18 camps were held this summer in North Carolina.

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Students from Hickory City Public Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools are participating in Camp Med this week

Jul 14, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med, catawba county

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This week, students from Hickory City Public Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools are participating in Camp Med – a program sponsored by Catawba Valley Health System and Northwest Area Health Education Center in association with Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
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Join us for Meet the Health Professionals Live Webinar Series

Jun 16, 2022 12:47:17 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, health professionals

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Join us for Meet the Health Professionals Live Webinar Series where students can network with and ask questions of professionals in the healthcare workforce.

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Camp Med Teaches Life-Saving Skills to Future Health Care Professionals

Jun 9, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in NCAHEC, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, camp med, summer camp

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During the summer of 2021, Alan Morales, 17, completed Northwest AHEC Camp Med, an educational summer program geared at exposing students to the varied career opportunities in the health care field which also introduces them to basic skills such as the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and how to tie a tourniquet.

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Camp Med 2022 Virtual Summer Program Open to High School Students

Jun 1, 2022 8:58:12 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med, summer camp

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Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is gearing up for another fun and informative virtual Camp Med this summer. Last year’s camp hosted more than 600 participants from North Carolina and beyond. This year the self-paced camp will be available again to students in grades 8 to 12, from June 1 through July 31.

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Camp Med 2022 Summer Program Coming Soon - In Person or Virtual

Apr 22, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med, summer camp

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Camp Med 2022 Summer Program is a great way to expose students to the world of possibilities in health careers. Now more than ever the need for talented healthcare workforce is a necessity. Students will be exposed to the stimulating world of working in healthcare, reflect on social determinants of health.

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NWAHEC Sparked Interest in Health Careers - Dr. Erin Saner Follows Her Dream to Become a Physician

Mar 14, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Healthcare Insights, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, medical provider

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We were delighted to speak with Dr. Erin Saner on our Healthcare Insights Podcast and discuss her background with Northwest AHEC Health Careers which helped lead her into becoming a Medical Doctor and Assistant Instructor of Family & Community Medicine at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

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NWAHEC Partners with WSSU to Honor 2021 Legends of Healthcare East Winston

Nov 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, health disparities, winston-salem, WSSU

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Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences (SOHS) and Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) of Wake Forest University School of Medicine partnered to honor individuals who have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston during the Annual Healthcare Legends of East Winston event on Wednesday, October 20.

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