Students prepare for careers in medicine in health science course

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Junior Jennifer Anaya practices taking vital signs on junior Madelynn Welch as part of the health science class

Junior Jennifer Anaya practices taking vital signs on junior Madelynn Welch as part of the health science class

Junior Jennifer Anaya practices taking vital signs on junior Madelynn Welch as part of the health science class

Esme Ramos, Reporter

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Several years from now, many students might find the skills they learned in Comanche’s health science class might very well come in handy as they work to save their patients’ lives. 

These students  are currently laying the foundation for careers in health care by learning important skills such as how to read vital signs, human anatomy,  and how to correctly position patients in bed.

In its second year, the health science program is being led by teacher and nurse Betty Molk.

“Learning these skills is very beneficial to the students who might one day choose careers in the medical field,” Molk said. “I think this class will broaden their knowledge as it introduces them to skills such as how to check blood pressure or check for a pulse.”

Junior Jennifer Anaya a second year health science student hopes to be a psychologist.

“The class is inspiring me to think about a career in the medical field,” Anaya said. “Going around the school checking people’s blood pressure and vital signs is giving me an inside look for later in my future. I think the background learned in this class will help me later on. I want to be a psychologist, but the class has also opened my eyes to other choices in the medical field.”

Molk would like to see the program expand even further in the future.

“My hopes for this year are for the students to shadow medical professionals at Comanche County Medical Center, “she said. “Then they could see the positive and negative of the medical field and the multiple opportunities that are available in medicine.”

 

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