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Medical Exploring at TRMC

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Pictured at right: Medical Explorer Jordan Brown is the ultrasound “patient” as fellow explorers Ademus Nutt and Sabrina Polman look on with Dennis Grosulak, staff sonographer.

A new Medical Exploring program for high school students has just launched at TRMC. March 5 was the first group meeting and three local teens signed up as charter members. The group will meet monthly on the first Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and learn about different career opportunities in the medical field. Various departments will have the opportunity to host the Explorers and provide hands-on learning experiences.

At their first meeting Explorers learned about ultrasound imaging technology. They heard from Dennis Grosulak, staff sonographer, about his career, education and certifications, and the wages an entry level sonographer can expect to earn, as well as the demand for this position industry-wide. The Explorers saw ultrasound images of their own organs and arteries, and they had a chance to practice wielding the ultrasound wand.

Exploring is a career education program for girls and boys 14 years and older. It is offered through the Tillamook Regional Medical Center in partnership with the Cascade Pacific Council. All Tillamook County High School students (14 and older) are welcome to join. The membership fee is just $20 for the year. Dinner will be provided at the monthly meetings. The group will take the summer off.

Tell the high school students in your life about this fun educational opportunity and invite them to the next meeting, April 2 at 5 p.m. in the admin board room on the third floor.