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Free “Scrubs Camp” for local students June 1

A workshop in Montesano will provide an opportunity for students looking to move into the healthcare industry.

“Scrubs Camp” is hosted by Montesano Internal Medicine and the Area Health Education Center for high school students exploring healthcare career options

The free one-day workshop will be held on June 1 at Montesano City Hall.

The Center says that there will be hands-on activities with professionals, and participants will learn about careers in nursing, dentistry, medical practice, physical therapy, medical assisting, and emergency medicine.

The organizers say that one of the most pressing issues facing the local and national healthcare industry today is the critical need for healthcare providers, adding that in the coming years, thousands of additional healthcare workers will be needed in Washington State.

The Montesano Scrubs Camp has been funded through the generosity of Montesano Internal Medicine and will be facilitated by the Area Health Education Center for Western Washington, which aims to strengthen the healthcare workforce in rural communities.

Lunch is provided and parents are welcome to attend. The camp will run 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration for the camp is required. To register, please visit: https://form.jotform.com/AHECWW/montesano-scrubs-camp.

About Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW): The Area Health Education Center for Western Washington, which is housed at Whatcom Community College, works with the national AHEC movement to support healthcare delivery systems and access to care through activities that strengthen the healthcare workforce in rural and urban-underserved communities. AHECWW is funded by the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Health. About Whatcom Community College (WCC): Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes.

Contact: Deborah Elliott, Health Professions Coordinator, Area Health Education Center for Western Washington, [email protected] or 360.383.3171


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