BATON ROUGE, LA – Students from Dutchtown High School’s Allied Health Program recently spent the day at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge to learn more about careers in the medical field and the working environment of a hospital. Many of the high school juniors plan to one day become a nurse or doctor – occupations that continue to be in high demand across the country.
Ochsner’s medical staff educated students about a typical day in the life of a medical professional, discussed education requirements and provided tours of the hospital’s ER, ICU, cardiopulmonary, radiology and women’s services departments. This is the seventh year that Dutchtown and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge have worked together to educate students on careers in medicine. This year’s group of 76 students was the largest to date.
Dutchtown High School students pose for a photo after participating in a career day event at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge. Students had the opportunity to speak with a range of medical staff members and to take tours throughout the facility.
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