Monday, June 14, 2010

LifeFlight at Vol State

A Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter landed at Vol State so that high school students attending a healthcare camp from June 14-18 could see the presentation.
“It’s a healthcare career summer camp. It is five days, and 13 students from Sumner and Robertson counties are here. They are all rising sophomore, juniors, or seniors who are interested in careers in healthcare,” said Robin Graves, director of off- campus sites.
Amanda Appling, 16, of Portland High School said, “I’ll be a junior this year. I want to be a medical lab technician.”

“The students are going to have some hands on experience from our program directors, and we will be taking some field trips,” Graves said. Included in the field trip agenda is Sumner Regional and the Hendersonville Sleep Center.
Jacob McCormack, 17 will be a senior at Portland High School and said, “I’m wanting to go into the medical field as a nurse anesthetist where you work under the anesthesiologist. I’m already enjoying this week!”
“We are mainly here for safety,” said P.J. Bradford, firefighter, Gallatin Fire Department.
Graves explained that the students didn’t have to pay for the camp since it was funded with the Carl D. Perkins grant.

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