Students begin summer job shadowing at hospital

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Seven students from around the county were selected to participate in a career program at Andalusia Health in which they will have the opportunity to shadow a health care professional and earn volunteer hours by working in the hospital.

Tamre Campbell, Tamberlie Goodman, Hayden Ward, Elizabeth McCalman, Taylor Fowler, Josh Ruth and Hannah McCalman are participating in the annual program this summer.

“We want to expose them to all the career opportunities in the hospital,” Bobbie Meyer, senior director of support services at Andalusia Health, said. “We want to make sure that they know that there are not only nurses and doctors in the hospital. We have 286 employees working in different departments.”

Participants have to complete an application, have a drug screen and background check, write an essay and participate in an interview.

“We have selected the best students the county has to offer,” Meyer said.

The seven students are representatives of Red Level, Pleasant Home, Straughn and Auburn University. There are two high school juniors, three high school seniors and two college juniors.

“This is a chance for students to have an opportunity to be exposed to multiple career opportunities,” Meyer said. “All available in their home-town hospital.”