Each fall the Yankton Rural AHEC hosts over 80 high school at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Professional Office Pavilion in Yankton, SD. Students participate in eight different hands-on presentations throughout the day focusing on various healthcare careers. Last years educators included: Hy-Vee Dietetics, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory, Mount Marty College of Nursing, University of South Dakota (USD), Dental Hygiene, USD Physical Therapy, South Dakota State University Pharmacy, Southeast Technical Institute (STI) Surgical Technology, and STI Sonography. Over the lunch break, students are able to visit with exhibitors from area colleges and universities, local health careers representatives, and training organizations.
For more information on the Yankton Scrubs Camps or Scrubs Camps in your area, please contact Corryn Gabbert at 605-655-8290 or visit:
Pictured are students attending the 2018 “Road to Becoming a Registered Dietitian” session.
Scrubs Camps are designed for 9th through 12th grade high school students with an interest in healthcare. There is no charge to attend, lunch is provided. Parents also are welcome to attend with their students. Pre-registration for camps is necessary.
One of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry today is the critical need for healthcare providers. This is especially true for South Dakota. In the coming years, thousands of additional healthcare workers will be needed in South Dakota. Scrubs Camps were designed to encourage students in South Dakota to consider pursuing a career in healthcare.