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November 27, 2012

Career program starts with field trip

SALEM — On Monday, a group of children from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will visit the new ConvenientMD in Windham to learn about all of the facets of urgent care.

“We’re excited to collaborate with the wonderful people at the Boys & Girls Club to energize Greater Salem’s youth about fulfilling careers in the health-care field,” said Max Puyanic, owner of ConvenientMD. “Our physicians, nurses and radiology technicians are looking forward to sharing their passion for providing compassionate care to patients.”

This visit to ConvenientMD is a kick off to the Club’s new CareerLaunch program that will begin in December. The program encourages club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join the nation’s workforce.

While at ConvenientMD, children will spend 90 minutes touring the facility and meeting with a physician, nurse, radiology technician, and medical receptionist.

The tour begins with Dr. Jeff Collins, a nationally recognized physician within the specialty of urgent care. Collins is well known for his work in establishing national ambulatory quality guidelines for the provision of urgent care and for his medical research in the urgent care field.

He will address everything from why he became a physician and what physicians do to how to become a physician and his specialty of urgent care. The tour will proceed with a registered nurse who will show them the lab equipment, how it works, and talk about some of the things they test for at the facility.

Next, the children will meet a radiology technician who will show them how the equipment works, explain how to take an X-ray, and give an overview of their role in the clinic. They’ll also discuss how to become a radiology technician. The final stop on the tour will be with the medical receptionists, who will provide an overview of their job.

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