Sixteen high school students in the Lead-Deadwood School District gained first-hand experience of their local medical field through the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) partnership, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. HOSA is a collaborative program offered by the Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital and Clinic and the Lead-Deadwood School District to provide high school students with a realistic experience of the healthcare system.
Lead-Deadwood High School Principal Tony Biesiot indicated that nearly 90 percent of the class thought that the medical field suited their interests. The students who did not find the class suitable to their interests still gained personal learning experience from the coursework.
The success of the inaugural class has led to it being offered again next year. Instructors are looking to past experiences in order to make improvements for the second go-around.
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