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Journey in the medical field begins for Silsbee High School PCT practicum students

Journey in the medical field begins for Silsbee High School PCT practicum students

SEPTEMBER 06, 2023 - The next generation of healthcare professionals has taken their first significant step in making a difference in the lives of patients. Silsbee High School's Patient Care Tech practicum students embarked on their clinical journey Wednesday, marking the beginning of a valuable hands-on experience at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont.

Under the guidance of experienced nurses, these budding healthcare providers had the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice, making a meaningful impact on the well-being of patients and gaining invaluable real-world experience. By the end of their first day, these students were confidently performing various medical tasks independently.

A Snapshot of Their Medical Services:

  • Susan McAnelley: Assisted patients in the JB Cancer Center, demonstrating a compassionate approach to those in need.
  • Brooke Jeansonne: Rotated through the Labor & Delivery department, where she had the privilege of witnessing the miracle of childbirth.
  • Dwight Pitts: Skillfully performed multiple EKGs on patients, showcasing his dedication to patient care throughout the day.
  • Desiray Rodriguez: Worked alongside nursing professionals in the infusion center, where she diligently took vital signs and ensured the availability of essential supplies.
  • Kennedy Lockhart: Spent her day in the Outpatient Surgery Center, helping prepare patients for their pre-op procedures.
  • Mark Vickery: Assisted the physical therapist on the orthopedic unit, contributing to the rehabilitation and well-being of patients.
  • Macie Sheppard: Displayed a nurturing touch in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where she attended to the tiniest and most delicate patients.

Mrs. Heather Wiggins, Silsbee High School Health Science Instructor, expressed her pride in her Practicum students, commending their professionalism and dedicated efforts. She emphasized the invaluable real-world work experience provided by the school's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department, which allows students to step off campus and gain hands-on experience in their chosen field.

"We are immensely grateful to Silsbee High School for offering students this unique opportunity," said Mrs. Wiggins.

Jana Freeman, CAVS, and Joe Dacus, Director of Volunteer Services, warmly welcomed Silsbee students back for another year of learning and growth, reaffirming their commitment to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

As these students continue their clinical journey, Silsbee ISD eagerly anticipates the positive impact they will make in the world of healthcare, thanks to the valuable experiences gained at Baptist Hospital and Mrs. Wiggins.