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October 13, 2011

Students take part in Medical Careers Day


Medical Careers DayStudents interested in a medical career had an opportunity to take part in Medical Careers Day held Wednesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City. A record turnout of 75 students took part in the event, which is now in its fourth year of existence.

Participants consisted of area high school students as well as students from Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, OK.

Lory West, director of admissions and one of the organizers of the event, was happy with the turnout.

“It is exciting see the interest of high school students in the health care field,” West said.

Deryk Ruddle, Allied Health Department Lead MICT instructor, discussed the programs and degrees offered at Cowley College. While, Natural Science Department Chair, Michelle Schoon, shared information about the college’s pre-professional programs.

There were Career Fair booths displaying information about specific programs for the students to view, as well as transfer information regarding four-year institutions.

Students also had an opportunity to visit with representatives from South Central Regional Medical Center, William Newton Memorial Hospital, Ark City Fire-EMS Department, Ark City Emergency Medical Services, Winfield Emergency Medical Services, Eagle Med, Hospice of Kansas, Pratt/Cowley LPN-RN, Workforce, and Charlee Wilson (transfer information).

“We received great support from community organizations, which showcased what they had to offer,” West said. “It took a lot of people to come together and make the event a success.”

Students from the 2011, 12-month Cowley MICT program, were also on hand to answer any questions and assist with the day’s events.

From medical office support to pre-professional medical programs, Cowley College offers a range of degrees and programs, including:

Allied Health programs: MICT (Paramedic), EMS-Education, EMT-Basic, EMS-Leadership, CCEMTP, Medical Office, Medical Transcription, Medical Coding, CAN/CMA, RN/LPN, Long Term Adult Care, Phlebotomy, Health Services Management and Community Development, Pre-Nursing, Medical Lab Technician, Pre-Athletic Training and Leadership.

Pre-Professional programs: Chiropractic, Dentistry, Dietetics, Forensics, Medicine, Mortuary Science, Nursing/Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine.

For more information or to enroll for these programs, contact 620-441-5303.

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