It's said that a hands-on approach is the best way to learn, which is what local high school students got a change to do today for Marshfield Clinic's 2nd annual Health Careers Camp.
It's a program designed specifically for senior and junior high school students who are interested in entering the medical field after school.
Today was day two of the four day camp. Students visited Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. Then they spent three hours in workshops learning how to incubate a patient, remove a cast, and properly was their hands.
Wausau West senior, Kayla Brown, says she signed up because she wants to be a pediatrician. "He showed us how long we should wash your hands," said Brown, "It was different from kindergarten."
After workshops ended, students had a chance to tour the Marshfield Clinic Dental Center.
"We're really hoping that the kids get excited about health careers," said Darcy Vandenelzen, healthy lifestyles manager, "Many of the students already have an interest in particular careers, we hope to open their eyes to a variety of other careers."
Before the camp ends Thursday, they will also visit Marshfield Clinics in Weston, Wausau, and UW-Stevens Point.
If your child is interested in signing up for next year's camp, all you have to do is talk to their high school counselor for an application.