Teens explore their options through a health careers camp
6/12/2019
WSAW Channel 7 Wausau

By Brian Will

High school students are experiencing what it is like to get trained to be a doctor. They are getting a behind the scenes look at the medical profession. It's a three day camp that shows these students what their options are if they want to go into the health care field. It's thanks to a partnership between the Marshfield Clinic and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

"I hear from students that the healthcare options that they want to pursue are the ones they have interacted with personally so we hear physician, nurse or dentist a lot. So hopefully this brings them to open their eyes and see that there is more in healthcare than what they are accustomed to," explained Tiffany Akins, Academic and Career Adviser for the School of Health Care Professions at UW-Stevens Point.

That is exactly what these two sophomores from Amherst are taking away from this camp. "I really like the colonoscopy and there is one that was like surgery and we had to pick stuff up. I was thinking about going into surgery before this but I wasn't sure so now either that or anesthesiology," said Bailey Maxwell, a sophomore at Amherst High School.

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