Who: High school students with a serious interest in a science/health related career.
What: Club Scrub is an acronym for Science Careers Revealing Unlimited Boundaries for students. Club Scrub was initiated by Clinton Integris Hospital and Western Technology Center. SWAHEC became a key player in the success of the program.
When: Students will participate in individual internships with an area health professional for a total of 20 hours over the school year. In addition to the internship hours, students will benefit from meetings with health professionals, visitations to education facilities and finalize their school year with a Club Scrub Tour to several health facilities statewide. The health cluster emphasis is in addition to a rigorous academic schedule and is designed to enhance the learning plan of each student.
Where: The intent is grow our own health professionals for southwest Oklahoma. We have all the pieces to a health puzzle that students could need: high school, technology center, higher education and available jobs and careers. Southwest Oklahoma deserves to keep the brightest and best for the health care industry.
Why: Due to the health care worker/professional demand, it is important that high school students be made aware of opportunities while they are preparing for the workforce and making future plans. The health cluster emphasis affords students opportunities outside the classroom that relate directly to the class coursework they are presently taking. Planning must be done to ensure that students achieve the academic goals necessary for a career. The health field was chosen based upon the immediate needs of business and industry career opportunities for students. In southwest Oklahoma we have all we need to offer education to students for health careers.
SWAHEC has schools from southwest Oklahoma and other schools in and out of the state of Oklahoma have been successful in establishing and supporting a club in their schools. We are proud to acknowledge over 20 club sites throughout the nation. Frequently Asked Questions and the Club Scrub Application packet are below. If you are interested in creating a club at your school, please contact SwAHEC.
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