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Hands-On Healthcare

Hands-On Healthcare is open to high school and college students, community members, and Memorial employees who are interested in learning more about healthcare careers.  Sessions occur monthly in partnership with SIU School of Medicine and are designed to allow participants the opportunity to engage with current healthcare professionals in interactive settings.

Each session will take participants through guided stations to gain an understanding of the responsibilities associated within each field, as well as the education and training needed for that particular field.

Program Details

Interested parties may attend as many sessions as they wish at no cost.  Registration is online and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to 40 individuals per session.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing additional information, including two release forms that will need to be signed and brought in (participants under 18 years of age will need a parent/guardian signature). Release forms are valid for 5 years.

Memorial Health System Waiver

SIU Medicine Waiver

Each monthly session will begin and end promptly at the start time and end time listed in the schedule.  Sessions will rotate locations depending upon topic, and participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Registration for each event will open approximately 30 days before the session takes place. Register now by finding the date of you session on the calendar below!  

If the session you would like to attend is full, please reach out to workforcedevelopment@mhsil.com to be added to the wait-list. Should a spot open up, you will be contacted via email.

Questions?

For more information, please call 217-588-6254 or email workforcedevelopment@mhsil.com


2019 Hands-On Healthcare Sessions

  • Nursing

    Session will start in classroom 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom at the MCLI, 228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Il

    January 21, 2019 2 – 4 p.m. (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

    May 2, 2019 6 -8 p.m.

    August 6, 2019 3 – 5 p.m.

    November 13, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    Utilizing Memorial’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center, participants will take part in simulations focused in the following areas: emergency medicine, maternity, cardiac and medical-surgical nursing.  Participants will also learn about the various education pathways for entry into nursing practice, including undergraduate and graduate options. Same content is presented at all sessions.

  • Perioperative Services

    Session will start in classroom 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom at the MCLI, 228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Il

    September 11, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    Participants will take part in a mock surgical procedure, learn how to use common surgical instruments and visit the J. Roland Folse, MD Surgical Skills Center inside the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

  • Medical Imaging

    Session will start in classroom 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom at the MCLI, 228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Il

    August 28, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    Participants will learn about diagnostic radiology, CT, ultrasound, molecular imaging, and how medical imaging is used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions present in patients.  Participants will also learn about multiple career opportunities within medical imaging along with the  education and training required for each role.

  • Rehabilitation Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Recreational Therapy)

    Session will start in classroom 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom at the MCLI, 228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Il

    June 11, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    Participants will learn about differences between physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy. This includes various practice areas available in each profession and career options as a therapist versus a therapy assistant.  Participants will develop an understanding of the pre-requisites, educational programs and licensure requirements of each discipline by participating in hands-on activities with current clinicians.

  • Medical Education

    Session will start in the SIU Medical Library, 4th floor, SIU School of Medicine, 801 North Rutledge Road, Springfield, Il

    February 7, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    April 2, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    October 14, 2019 6 – 8 p.m. (Columbus Day)

    December 9, 2019 6 – 8 p.m.

    Participants will gain an understanding of the education needed to become a practicing physician, including undergraduate education, medical school and residency programs. Sessions will include presentations from practicing physicians at SIU School of Medicine, panel discussions with current medical students and interactive stations to introduce participants to some of the common procedures performed by residents and physicians. Similar content is presented at all sessions by various physicians.

     

  • Laboratory Sciences

    Session will start in classroom 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom at the MCLI, 228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Il

    July 22, 2019 2 – 4 p.m.

    Participants will learn about the roles laboratory professionals play in patient care and diagnosis. Stations include: plating and culturing specimens, phlebotomy, fluid testing and the utilization of microscopes in lab work.

  • Pharmacy

    Session will start in classroom 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom at the MCLI, 228 West Miller Street, Springfield, Il

    March 4, 2019 2 – 4 p.m. (Casimir Pulaski Day)

    Participants will learn about pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and other pharmacy professionals. Sessions will cover how employees in this area prepare and distribute medications in a hospital setting, monitor patients for appropriate drug therapy and how technology is incorporated into the work of pharmacy processionals. Participants will also get to see the behind-the-scenes work done at the Memorial Medical Center Pharmacy.

     

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