New Vision Class of 2015 underway at Adirondack Health
SARANAC LAKE – Local high school seniors curious about a career in healthcare are embarked on an exciting journey that combines classroom education with first-hand experience through the New Vision Program at Adirondack Medical Center.
This year, thirteen area high school seniors make up the New Vision Class of 2015.
Along with a challenging college preparatory curriculum that includes English, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Government, Economics and current health topics, the students spend time shadowing hospital personnel in various departments at AMC, a member of Adirondack Health. Rotation sites include the emergency department, oncology unit, intensive care unit, pharmacy, medical imaging department, rehabilitation services, surgical and nursing services, and other medical center areas. A program of BOCES of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties, New Vision is now in its 12th year.
Requirements to participate in the New Vision program are demanding. Students must demonstrate above average written and verbal skills, have completed three years of science and three years of math, be recommended by their guidance counselor and principal, and must meet health standards for working in hospital settings. Upon completion of the program, students will have earned 13 credit hours from North Country Community College. Students in this year’s class come from area school districts including Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.
For more information about New Vision, contact program director Alison Riley-Clark at (518) 897-2207.
CAPTION: New Vision Class of 2015 back row - left to right: Rhonda Meserole, instructor; Carissa Kennedy (LP), Talia McDonough (SL), Georgia O'Leary (LP), Elijah Hameline (SL), Alexandra Bartlett (TL) and Alison Riley-Clark, director of the program. Front row: Curtis Rissberger (LP), Alexis Cassell (TL), Katelyn Hewitt (SL), Angelica Castro (SL), Abbi Kirollos (SL), Erin Skufca (LP) and Nina Armstrong (LP).
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director