Norfolk high-schoolers learn about health-care options

Eight of the top 10 jobs in the U.S. are in health care, according to “U.S. News & World Report.” On Saturday, March 19, students from Norfolk’s public high schools talked directly with EVMS faculty and students about the growing array of health-care careers at the first annual Health-Care Career Exploration Event.

Held at Booker T. Washington High School, the event was produced by the EVMS M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health. It provided high-schoolers an opportunity to learn about the brain, robotics and bystander CPR, along with careers as surgical assistants, physician assistants, physicians and other health professionals. Also on hand were representatives from Tidewater Community College’s nursing program.

While students explored their futures, parents received helpful information on college applications and financial aid. Rounding out the day was a presentation by Christopher Meeks, DO, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School who is now a pediatrician with Pediatric Associates, a practice of CHKD Medical Group.