CaroMont Health Partners with South Point High School to Help Students Explore Healthcare Careers
Students in the South Point High School II Honors class will have an close-up view of different health care facilities in Belmont and Gastonia. Instructor Gloria Caldwell arranged for a “mini-rotation” for class members to shadow clinical professionals.
“This is the second year that I have done this with my students and it is amazing what they are able to observe,” she said. “The clinical managers are all so accommodating and eager for the students to come.”
This partnership provides students with the opportunity to do a two-week shadowing rotation at CaroMont Regional Medical Center where they observe many areas of the hospital.
Students in the honors class must be seniors and must go through an interview process to be selected. The program gives them a look at possible careers and helps them select the best type of college program for them. Before visiting medical facilities they learn about patient privacy laws, earn CPR certification and are trainted in basic nurse aid skills.
Caldwell said the participation of area medical offices/clinics has made the class a success. “The cooperation and support of the community has been overwhelming,” she said.