Tuesday, May 18, 2010

High Schools For Health Care

Yep, you read that right. The Chicago Public Schools, not exactly known for quality education, have a plan for training our future health care providers: high school:
Chicago Public Schools this fall will open the city's first high school specializing in health care, a move local hospitals hope will help relieve chronic workforce shortages.

The school, which recently used a lottery system to enroll a freshman class of 160, will have a heavy emphasis on math and science. Juniors and seniors will be able to earn credits by shadowing hospital workers and interning as assistant nurses and in other professions.

Planners aim to prepare students for health- and science-related college programs and certify them for entry-level jobs in health care, such as pharmacy technicians or assistant physical therapists.
So this is what the Department of Labor had in mind for their health care education funds?



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with this, why not concentrate on your fields early on. In many countries med school education starts at age 17 yr( right after high school) and they produce less stressed and younger doctors who complain less about their debt because they accumulate less debt and start earning early. No wonder U.S doctors expect large salaries because of education costs when in fact these can be offset with better models. No innovative ideas for decades in Med school education, wonder why?