Children’s Hospital of Colorado’s Medical Career Collaborative Program
York International junior, Ashley E., was recently featured in The Colorado Sun where she discussed her participation in Children’s Hospital of Colorado’s Medical Career Collaborative program!
The program, now in its 22nd year, helps hundreds of young students from diverse backgrounds explore careers in the medical field. Each year the program accepts 40 Denver-area students, introduces them to various jobs in the health care industry, where they can establish a paid hospital internship!
Ashley is enrolled in the hospital system’s pharmacy department, where she interns four hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays and attends weekly seminars to learn more about the different jobs offered in the medical industry and how to interact with patients. She has already been instrumental in using her dual languages to help translate medications for families.
“I’m just happy knowing that I helped someone because I knew two languages,” Ashley said, about explaining medical terminology to families.
Since the program launched in 1999, more than 90 participants have achieved promising careers across Children’s Hospital Colorado – as physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and respiratory therapists, just to name a few!