This spring, the South Central Area Health Education Center (SC AHEC) at WKU funded after-school health career exploration clubs at Clinton County Middle School and Clinton County High School.
The clubs, named the White Coats Club for Future Medical Professionals, focused on health career promotion and exploration. Middle school students focused on dissection labs, completing worm, owl pellet, frog and fetal pig dissections. High school students completed more complex labs covering topics such as diffusion, genetics and cellular respiration. Both clubs were visited by guest speakers from the medical field including a surgeon, dentist, nurse and physical therapy assistant. In total, the two clubs reached close to 50 students. To view photos from the clubs, visit http://www.wku.edu/scahec/hc_clubs_photos.php.
The SC AHEC is dedicated to promoting health careers to students of all ages. They are actively looking for schools or organizations to partner with for the 2015-2016 academic year. If your school would like to host a health careers exploration club or a different health careers program, contact Catherine Malin.
Learn more about SC AHEC’s health career promotion programs at http://www.wku.edu/scahec/health_careers_listing_page.php
WKU adds Student Rural Health Association chapter
The WKU/AHEC SRHA is a student branch of the Kentucky Rural Health Association. The student organization was granted approval from WKU and KRHA this semester making it the third student chapter in the state.
The WKU/AHEC SRHA is composed of students interested in rural health who are dedicated to learning about and combating the health disparities in rural communities. Students achieve this through a variety of activities including community service, participating in awareness campaigns, bringing influential speakers to campus, and visiting communities in need.
The SRHA will meet again next fall. To learn more about the student organization or the next meeting, visit the organization’s website at http://www.wku.edu/scahec/srha.php or contact Taylor Billings (president of SRHA) or Catherine Malin (staff advisor).
Contact: Catherine Malin, (270) 745-3325