There are a handful of different opportunities at Tri-County Health Care for young people interested in health care.
One of them is the summer internship program. This program gives students the opportunity to shadow 14 different
departments throughout the organization. Students must have just completed their junior year of high school to participate. The internship program has been highly competitive with more than 25 students applying this year and only eight being chosen.
One of those students is 16 year-old Marissa Geyer, an incoming senior at Henning High School. She’s been a part of the Tri-County Health Care’s VolunTEEN program three times. “I’m hoping if I know for sure what aspect I like of the medical field, it will help me select the specific college I want,” said Marissa. Although she has not decided where she would like to go to college, she has narrowed it down to a select three.
When asked about her future career goals she shared, “When I was really young I wanted to be a pediatrician, but then my dad suffered a stress fracture. I went with him to his appointment and his doctor was talking about the scans he received to make his prognosis. Observing this conversation peaked my interest in radiology.”
Janet Wiedewitsch, TCHC Staffing Coordinator said, “It’s fun to see the student transition throughout the internship. Someone could come in wanting to go into radiology, but after the program decide they want to give pharmacy a try.”
If students are interested in learning more about this paid internship opportunity, or other internship and shadowing opportunities available at Tri-County, click here.
Janet says the best things these young people walk away with is, “learning that one department is not more important than another. They also see how our organization works as a team.”