Successful Saturday education series for teens expands

8/9/2007

Thanks to a partnership between Beaumont Hospitals and Oakland Schools, the successful Beaumont Saturday Series returns this fall with expanded course offerings for teens interested in learning more about careers in health care.

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about emerging technologies in health care. The sessions will take place at Beaumont Hospitals (Troy and Royal Oak) and the Beaumont Health Center in Royal Oak. The Beaumont Saturday Series is for students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 and Biology, and attend high school in Oakland County.

Eight Saturday sessions are being offered from Sept. 15 through Dec. 8:

  • Sept. 15 - Pharmacy, Beaumont Hospital, Troy
  • Sept. 29 - Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Lab, Surgical Learning Center, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Oct. 13- Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Learning Center, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Oct. 27 - Occupational and Physical Therapies, Beaumont Health Center, Royal Oak
  • Nov. 3 - Imaging Technology, Imaging Center, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Nov. 17 - Nursing, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Dec. 1 - Laboratory, Surgical Learning Center, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Dec. 8 - Surgical Services, Surgical Learning Center, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Students may register for one or more sessions. Each session is $25 and limited to 20 students. The sessions begin at 9:45 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information on The Beaumont Saturday Series and to register online click here or call Debby Dunn at 248-209-2098.

"We're pleased to partner with Oakland Schools on this wonderful program," says Linda Kruso, director of Beaumont's 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."

Four of the fall sessions will take place in Beaumont's Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center, the same $4.5 million facility that trains health care professionals from around the world.