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Exploring Health Science Careers at Allegany College of Maryland

The following press release was issued by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education.


Nearly 30 students from Washington Middle and Fort Hill High Schools visited Allegany College of Maryland in March for a hands-on learning experience focused on exploring health science careers. The Next Generation Scholars from grades 8–10 who expressed interest in a future science-related career and/or who were unsure of their career interests attended the learning event sponsored by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT).


During the half-day visit to Allegany College of Maryland, students gained vital information about admissions, scholarship and student life while exploring respiratory therapy, medical lab tech and medical assisting programs. Students actively participated in learning proper lab procedures for working with petri dishes containing potential bacteria, drawing blood, checking temperature, taking a pulse, injecting medicines with a needle and intubating a person. They also got to hold a pig’s heart and lung during the respiratory therapy information session and demonstration.


Student responses from a post-visit survey reveal:

  • 100% agreed or strongly agreed they learned a lot while visiting Allegany College of Maryland.
  • 100% agreed or strongly agreed they will use the information they learned during the visit.
  • 96% agreed or strongly agreed the workshops were useful.


Published 5/31/19