Students venture to Mercy Hospital for field trip

OHS students this year get to learn about what it takes to become a healthcare professional.

This year students in any science PLTW (Project Lead the Way) classes who are juniors and seniors have the opportunity to visit Mercy Hospital to learn more about medical careers they are interested in joining. This field trip takes place on Nov. 13 inside a conference room at Mercy Hospital. Students will be able to leave school for the day and experience what it is actually like being a doctor, nurse, therapist or any other health care professional.

PLTW teacher Ms. Rebekah Kirchhofer said, “It is a way for students to feel for what it would be like to work in that career.”  

There are 40 to 50 booths run by Mercy staff members that have fun activities, hands-on training, and help with questions in particular careers. Students will be able to travel around and attend any booths they are interested in to receive more information of the day to day responsibilities of the career.

Many students have agreed that this is a very good way to learn and receive ideas on what to do in the future.

“The career fair really helped me determine what I want to do in the medical field in the future,” said OHS student Riley Powell.