Students get a taste of various medical careers

Students test out careers as medical professionals

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Friday, 60 high school students got the chance to experience life as medical professionals.

The juniors and seniors were selected from nine different parishes around the Baton Rouge area. They got to go through hands-on activities to get an idea of the life of doctors, nurses, and many other medical professionals. They even got to take part in some simulations of real-life scenarios.

“They’re going to go through radiology. They’re going to go through medical lab science, so they’re going to see what it’s like to be able to draw the blood and be able to look under the microscope, actually work with the microscopes, do some blood typing, they’ll come here to the nursing building and actually be able to work with the simulators so they’ll actually get to birth one of the babies, which is crazy. They love that it’s so exciting. Sometimes it freaks some of the students out, but they love it,” said Gabrielle Juneau with the Central Louisiana Health Education Center.

To participate, students have to apply to the program and have higher than a 2.5 GPA.

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