The excitement didn’t end for MGM juniors Trenise Edwards and Dominique Jones last May when they completed the Health Science program at T.L. Faulkner while earning their Alabama Certified Nurse Aide credential as part of the curriculum.
Both of the students were so excited to be getting a jump start on their post-secondary goals while in high school that they decided to come back and take the Health Science Senior Project Class in order to obtain additional hands-on experience in their career objective.
According to senior Dominique Jones, "obtaining my C.N.A while in high school is only the beginning. My goal is to become a Pediatrician. I would recommend the Health Science program to all high school students who want to pursue health care as a career. Mrs. Pough is a great teacher and mentor."
The students will begin their 4 week job shadow internship on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, senior HCAP internship students assisted local physician, Dr. Daniel Spriggs, M.D. with athletic and auxiliary fall physical exams in the HCAP Lab. Because of what they have learned in the program, the students were able to assist Dr. Spriggs with a variety of pre-physical assessments to include blood pressure, height/weight, and vision screening.
The HCAP program provides the students with an academic pipe-line to the health care field through a variety of hands-on classroom, lab, and clinical internships at various medical facilities.
As part of the HCAP curriculum, students enrolled in the program also participate in the University of South Alabama’s S.T.A.R.S. (Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences) and S.T.R.I.P.E.S. (Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare for Entry into the Sciences) programs to improve their knowledge and academic development, reinforce their scientific and mathematical knowledge base, and ultimately prepare them for post-secondary entry into a health care field.
Back Row Left to Right: Ronnie Smith, Kayla Reiss, Kristofer McKinney, Nygeria McWilliams, Kyle Reiss, Mecca Rashad
Front Row Left to Right: Levern Spriggs, Instructor,Caleb Harbin, Mary Henderson, Taylor Harris, Dominique Smith, Valeria McGrew, Instructor