This summer, high school students from the lakes region are receiving an introduction to careers in allied health through a “Summer Scholars” program at Lakes Region Community College. The program, a partnership between LRCC and LRGHealthcare, is in its fifth year and provides a free course in Anatomy and Physiology to a group of talented local students interested in health care. Students earn four college credits, which can be applied toward a community college program or transferred to other colleges and universities.
A shortage of health care workers looms in NH and nationwide as baby-boomers retire. The Summer Scholars program is an approach developed by LRCC and LRGHealthcare to introduce top high school seniors to the health care profession. Each high school in the LRCC service area nominates two qualified students. Students and their parents attend an orientation session in May, and the course is taught in a compressed summer schedule.
Participating students this summer represent Belmont HS, Franklin HS, Gilford HS, Interlakes HS, Laconia HS, Moultonborough Academy, Kingswood Regional HS, Prospect Mountain HS, and Winnisquam Regional HS. LRGHealthcare underwrites the students’ costs for the course. To learn more, contact LRCC Director of Admissions, Wayne Fraser at 524-3207, x. 6766