High school students get a taste of medicine at Beaumont


Weekends may be a golden opportunity for high school students to catch up on their sleep, but thanks to a partnership between Beaumont Hospitals and Oakland Schools, teens interested in learning more about health care careers will want to rise and shine for the Beaumont Saturday Series beginning in March.

From March 8 through May 17, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will have hands-on opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and career opportunities in health care.

"We're pleased to partner with Oakland Schools on this wonderful program," says Linda Kruso, Beaumont's director of Workforce Planning. "Today, health care is the State's largest employer. It's imperative we take an active role in nurturing tomorrow's doctors, nurses, technicians and therapists."

The Beaumont Saturday Series is for students who attend high school in Oakland County and have successfully completed Algebra 1 and Biology. Students may choose one or more workshops. Cost is $25 per session. All programs are offered from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations. Students will need to bring a lunch or snack. Space is limited.

For more information on the Beaumont Saturday Series, or to register, go to www.oakland.k12.mi.us/student or contact Debby Dunn of Oakland Schools at 248-209-2098.

Eight sessions are scheduled:

  • March 8- Occupational and Physical Therapies; Beaumont Health Center, Royal Oak
  • April 5- Biomedical and Clinical Engineering; Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Physiology Laboratory
  • April 12- Nursing; Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Surgical Learning Center
  • April 19- Imaging Technology; Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Imaging Center
  • April 26- Laboratory; Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Administrative Services
  • May 3- Pharmacy, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, South Tower Lobby Entrance
  • May 10- Surgical Services; Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Area A, Ground Floor
  • May 17- Respiratory Therapy; Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Surgical Learning Center