Live Coverage: Building Bridges
This morning, discussion about different career paths for microbiologists continued, with presentations on non-academic career paths in microbiology, while in another part of the expansive San Diego Convention Center, Darcy Kimball and Heather Peterson presented Recruitment and Retention of Students for Allied Health Careers.
Kimball and Peterson related to the group how the Regional Allied Health and Science Initiative (RAHSI) has brought together middle school, high schools, colleges, university and industry partners in the San Diego region to help students interested in allied health careers navigate their educational programs.
Sparked by a student who had completed all the prerequisite courses for a career in nursing and then began to question her career choice, a group of educators started to program to provide a safety net for allied health students, as well as opportunities including internships, job shadowing opportunities and valuable connections in colleges and companies that can help them further their careers.
The program also benefited the students by helping them be prepared for college and know what to expect out of their careers, to make sure they are on the right track,