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    Hospital hosts summer Health Care Academy for students interested in health care careers

     Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 25 for Rome Memorial Hospital’s Health Care Academy, an interactive summer camp for adolescents interested in a career in healthcare. Students entering eighth or ninth grade in fall 2018 are invited to apply. The program, proudly funded by M&T Bank and Rome Hospital Foundation, will be held at the hospital Aug. 1 – 3.
    “This three-day, hands-on experience exposes students to a wide variety of healthcare professions such as respiratory therapy, medical imaging, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy and nursing,” said Rome Memorial Hospital’s Director of Education Julie Chrysler. “The campers will have the opportunity to meet with health care professionals, discuss what they do and see them in action, in addition to participating in interactive activities.”
    “When exploring careers, today’s young people are often faced with choosing between a high tech environment and working with people,” Chrysler added. “Healthcare is unique because it offers the best of both worlds.”

    Every student will be provided with a set of hospital scrubs, a lanyard with name badge to wear at camp, breakfast, lunch, certificate of participation and a lot of attention from caring health professionals.
    Space is limited to 20 students. Access the online application by clicking here. Applications must be received by Friday, May 25.
    For questions and assistance, contact Sue LoGiudice in Rome Memorial Hospital’s Education Department at 315.338.7143 or Julie Chrysler at 315.338.7134. Additional information is available at area middle schools.
    If selected, students will be required to submit health and immunization records and a registration fee of $30. A limited number of scholarships are available for students needing assistance with the registration fee.