Great River Health Systems Physicians Begin New Medical Explorers Program Oct. 4

A kickoff meeting for a new Medical Explorers program is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Burlington Area Family Practice Center, 1201 W. Agency Road, West Burlington. It will be led by family physicians Laura Hadden, M.D., and Doug Peters, M.D.

Medical Explorers is a career exploration program for 14- to 20-year-olds. It provides an opportunity to learn about many health care jobs and meet with professionals already working in those fields. Exploring helps students:

  • Build self-confidence
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Gain volunteer opportunities
  • Obtain unique career experiences and network

Medical Explorers will meet at least monthly meeting at a time chosen by group members. There is a fee. Parents are encouraged to attend the kickoff to learn more information.People who are interested in the program but can’t attend the kickoff may call (319) 753-2798.

Health care careers are challenging and rewarding. High-demand jobs in demand include registered nurse, home health aide, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, medical secretary, physical therapist and emergency medical technician/paramedic.