Medical Career Pathways Program through Volunteer Resources

Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Medical Career Pathways Program is designed to give undergraduate students an opportunity to be immersed in a hospital setting and gain valuable experience while giving back to the community.

The Medical Career Pathways Program has four phases

Phase I: Orientation and Training (24 hours)

  • Complete medical center and physician group required training
    • Confidentiality
    • Infection Prevention
    • Safe Transport of Patients
  • Mentor training
    • Learn the specific department job duties
    • Work with a mentor

Phase II: Administrative and In-patient Department Placement (128 hours)

  • Rotations may include:
    • Corporate Services- Bellefonte
    • Medical/Surgical/Orthopedic Department
    • Medical/Oncology Departments
    • Women and Children’s Services
  • Duties will include:
    • Supporting “behind the scenes” medical center and physician group operations
      • Greeting people
      • Support departments with special projects
      • Delivery-newspaper, flowers, cards, etc
      • Supply transport
      • Equipment transport
    • Supporting the patient experience
      • Visitor escort, patient transport and discharge

Phase III Specialty Area Rotations (80 hour)

  • Rotations may include:
    • Emergency Department
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Surgery Center
  • Duties will include:
    • Supporting “behind the scenes” hospital operations
      • Making beds, blanket warmer rotation
      • Bed and wheelchair inventory for pre and post op
      • Pathology/ Lab delivery
      • Refreshment stations-restock, organize, and maintain
    • Supporting the patient experience
      • Visitor escort, patient transport and discharge
      • Jared Box delivery to young patients

Phase IV: Round with a Mount Nittany Health Hospitalist/Intensivist Provider (8 hours)

  • Occurs at the completion of 232 hours
  • Receive certificate of completion

Eligibility Requirements

  • College student that is enrolled in a course for credit that requires field experience hours
  • Must have availability to provide 16 hours of service per week

Application

Applications for spring 2018 will be accepted between October 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017.