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Adventures in Healthcare program gives students a glimpse into health care careers


Approximately 40 high-school students pose for a group picture on a stone staircase.
The 2018 Group of Adventures in Healthcare Students. Photo credit Rotary District 5040.

The Adventures in Healthcare program gives students the chance to better understand over 45 different health care careers across Northern BC.

The annual program is a Rotary-led partnership between Northern Health (NH), the College of New Caledonia, the University of Northern British Columbia, and AimHi (Prince George Association for Community Living).

“A person’s selection for their career is one of the top three choices someone can make in their life,” says Northern Health recruiter Steven Prins. “This program is a really good way to find out if you’ve made the right decision for you.”

Two high-school students try hospital lab work under the supervision of a professional.
High school students learning about working in a medical lab. Photo credit: Rotary District 5040.

Every year, about 50 grade 10 and 11 students from across BC gather in Prince George for four days of educational sessions that are hosted by the partners. NH presents a medical simulation session, career counselling, and other creative events, which vary each year. Students also work closely with Northern Health recruiters, getting real advice about real positions.

The next Adventures in Healthcare is scheduled for May 4 to 7, 2020.

Visit Adventure in Healthcare to learn more about the program and to check out photos, videos, registration info, and more!