Left photo: An LG Health staff member walks students through how to use blood pressure technology
Right photo: A local Lancaster high school student practices CPR alongside LG Health staff
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health hosted a career exploration program, A Day in the Life, for local high school students at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The program provided a hands-on educational day for students as they develop career plans for their future.
A Day in the Life is an educational program where students learn about an occupation by shadowing an experienced professional. LG Health partnered with 15 local public high schools to invite students who have an interest in a medical career to join LG Health representatives to learn more about the health system and to explore possible career options.
Approximately 155 students each day rotated through eight hands-on activities representing Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Medicine, Pharmacy, Surgical Technology, Cardiology, Radiology, and the Laboratory Services. The day also included an opportunity to job shadow in a student-selected area of choice.