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October 10, 2012

Record number of 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 111 students took part in the event, which is now in its fifth 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 has been great to see the event grow each year,” West said. “To have another record year is exciting.”

Chris Cannon, Department Chair and Director of EMS Education, discussed the programs and degrees offered at Cowley College.

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

Students also had an opportunity to visit with representatives from South Central Regional Medical Center, Ark City Fire Department, Winfield Emergency Medical Services, Eagle Med, Hospice of Kansas, Pratt/Cowley LPN-RN, and Wellington Emergency Medical Services.

“I appreciate them taking the time to come show the students what they have to offer,” West said. “It makes it that much better for the students to be able to see not only what they can do at Cowley, but also what they can do long term with their degree.”
Students from the 2012, 18-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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