MHS Health Science Students Gain Hands-On Experience
Milton Hershey School’s Admissions team and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department recently collaborated to provide students with hands-on experience in the health science field and spread the word about MHS with more families.
MHS students and staff members traveled to Virginia to volunteer at Remote Area Medical (RAM)—a nonprofit, volunteer medical relief organization that provides free health care, eye care, dental care, and educational programming to families in remote areas.
“The MHS students [who participated] are health occupation students,” said Margaret Rich, an admissions counselor at MHS. “We worked closely with the CTE Department to provide an avenue for them to have a new kind of exposure in their field.”
The students assisted with transporting and directing RAM patients, interacted with children as they received dental care, and observed dental procedures. They also had the opportunity to gain insight from medical professionals and learned about their career choices. By the end of the day, a total of 494 patients were served.
“Our students were outstanding and learned so much,” said Rich. “They represented MHS with hard work and a giving spirit. Many professionals commented on the exceptional work, attitude, and demeanor of our students.”
As part of the CTE program at MHS, every high school student explores 11 career pathways and chooses one to devote their attention. Through hands-on experiences like this, summer internship opportunities, and specialized courses, MHS students have the tools and resources they need to excel in the field of their choice. Learn more about our renowned CTE Program.