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Students learn medical field at ECH

Morgan Meachem lies on the CT scanner bed at Elizabethtown Community Hospital while Jordan Speshock and Taylor Sprague move the bed back and forth. Suzanne Denton, CT technologist, provides information and instruction about the process.

Morgan Meachem lies on the CT scanner bed at Elizabethtown Community Hospital while Jordan Speshock and Taylor Sprague move the bed back and forth. Suzanne Denton, CT technologist, provides information and instruction about the process.

— MedQuest, or MASH Camp, provides to area students the opportunity to learn what health professionals do each day. By participating in and observing clinical activities, that highlight those various career opportunities, students learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of specific health professionals. Involvement in MedQuest also increases student awareness and understanding of the hospital setting and structure.

“I joined (MASH camp) to get a feel for it,” student Morgan Meachem said. “My mother works at ECH and I think I would like to do something in radiology. I might go to Hudson Valley’s School of Radiology. I really am nervous because I don’t know what to expect. But, my goal is to help people.”

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