(October 31, 2011) A second group of students from the St. Charles Satellite Center came to Ochsner on October 7 to learn the specifics about four medical fields. Academic Outreach hosted the students’ visit.
Guided by ambassadors, the 27 students rotated in small groups through Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, the Cancer Center, and Flight Care. At each rotation, mentors who work in each field discussed how students can begin now to prepare for careers in each area. They also discussed the required college classes. The students had the opportunity to ask the mentors questions about their fields to gain a richer understanding of the educational preparation required and the actual work involved in each career.
This hands-on approach to career exploration is a perfect fit with the mission of the St. Charles Satellite Center. The center focuses on career paths that are projected to expand the most over the next decade. Located between Hahnville High and Destrehan High, the Satellite Center offers either morning or afternoon sessions to qualifying students. While attending the Satellite Center, team members learn how to use tools vital to workplace productivity. They have access to state-of-the-art labs and equipment. Students experience a multitasking, technology-driven world like the one in which they will live and work.
Academic Outreach thanks the following ambassadors and mentors for volunteering their time and making the St. Charles Satellite students’ site visit productive and meaningful:
Pharmacy- Brittany Mallini
Occupational Therapy- Leah LeCompte
Cancer Center- Georgette Barnes
Flight Care- Christy Gallois, Kim Kelly & Randy Kiley
The St. Charles Satellite Center students also heard a lecture about occupational therapy, pharmacy, a tour of the medical helicopter,
and a look at the Cancer Center.
For more information about being a mentor or ambassador, please visit the Academic Outreach website, call the Academic Outreach Office at 504-842-3237, or email EducationOutreach@ochsner.org.