Palliser Students Dive into Rural Health Care

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County Central High School and Carmangay School students experienced some realistic healthcare career tasks.  This kind of experiential learning can ignite high school students' passion for health care.

The event, organized by the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, offered hands-on experiences in common medical procedures. This is more than just an educational experience; it's a vital step toward addressing the growing need for healthcare professionals, especially in rural and urban settings.

Research suggests that high school students who explore healthcare careers are more likely to return to their communities to practice. This “grow-your-own” approach is crucial for areas like Vulcan, where the need for skilled healthcare workers is ever-increasing.  By engaging with professionals and trying out real medical procedures, students can see the direct impact of healthcare workers in their communities.

Find out more in this article from the Calgary Herald: 

Promoting health-care careers to high school students

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