ERIC Number: ED450302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Health Care Insights: A Unique Introduction to the Health Care Industry. [Fourth Edition]. Career Exploration.
GMS Partners, Inc. Silver Spring, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.
The Insights program begins the journey of becoming ready to work by introducing students to the varied career opportunities, skills, and technologies in today's health care industry. Students travel as a class or group to the host site for a series of seminars. While on site, the students and their accompanying teachers meet with professionals who can orient them to the work environment. During the program, participants visit a variety of host sites including area colleges and/or universities where they learn about the demands of higher education, entrance requirements, financial aid possibilities, and other aspects of college life. Within the program, students practice skills in nine core areas: academic foundation; oral and written communication; organizational systems; employability skills; legal responsibilities; ethical considerations; safety practices; teamwork and handling conflict, and health maintenance practices. Insights not only provides an avenue for high school student career exploration, it also serves as a means for keeping participating teachers attuned to the challenges their students face after high school. This booklet outlines the roles and responsibilities of students, hosts, program managers and school staff involved in the program. The student handouts are provided. (MKA)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Health Services, Higher Education, Job Skills, Medical Services, Secondary Education, Teacher Role
GMS Partners, Inc., 1122 Kersy Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20902 ($15). Tel: 301-649-6354.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: GMS Partners, Inc. Silver Spring, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.