Adirondack Health welcomes the 2015-16 New Vision students
New Vision Class of 2016, back row left to right: Instructor Alison Riley-Clark, RN MSN; Marllie Tanzini (SL), Jared Smith (LP), Evan Hill (SL), Jamison Sloan (SL), Lauren Rossi (LP), Devon Beaudette (TL). Front row: Jaclyn Latourelle (SL), Ashley Roddy (SL), Amie Luton (TL), Liza Marinis (LP). Not pictured: Rhonda Meserole, Social Studies Instructor.
Class shadows caregivers for peak at healthcare careers
SARANAC LAKE –The 2015-16 New Vision class took a first step toward potential healthcare careers by walking in the shoes of Adirondack Health caregivers and staff.
This year, ten high school students from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake are shadowing staff in patient registration, emergency department, oncology unit, intensive care unit, pharmacy, medical imaging, rehabilitation and sports medicine, surgical and nursing services, and other patient areas at Adirondack Medical Center.
Under the direction of Alison Riley-Clark, the New Vision program provides high school seniors curious about a career in healthcare with an exciting combination of classroom education and first-hand experience.
In addition to their rotations, these seniors participate in a challenging college preparatory curriculum that includes English, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Government, Economics and current health topics. Upon completion of the program, students will have earned 13 credit hours from North Country Community College.
To be considered for the New Vision program, students must possess above average written and verbal skills, have completed three years of science and math, be recommended by their guidance counselor and principal, and meet the necessary health standards for working in a hospital setting. A program of BOCES of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties, New Vision is now in its 13th year.
This year’s New Vision Class is also raising money for a May field trip to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Shriners Burn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as various historical sites in Boston. Students are selling Adirondack Life calendars for $16 each, Equal Exchange Fair Trade items and Yankee Candle products. To place an order or for questions about New Vision, contact Ms. Riley-Clark at (518) 897-2207 or e-mail email@example.com.