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Major Initiative Gives Students Taste of 17 Different Healthcare Specialties

by Peter 15. November 2019 10:58


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Authentic Health Science Careers

A new health sciences lab unveiled Wednesday at Novato High School will give students hands-on experiences in 17 health care career specialties over four years.

Starting in eighth grade, the new program — the first of its kind in Marin in the health sciences — offers mini-projects, tasks and games to give students a feel for such areas as pharmacology, radiology, speech therapy, dentistry, phlebotomy, nursing, pathology and oncology, among others.

“We’re looking at pathways to high-wage, high-need jobs,” said Marianne Bland, educational consultant for Chicago-based Paxton/Patterson, creator and publisher of the program’s curriculum. “We’re looking to fill a massive gap in skilled workers in California.” Some of the health science specialties could ultimately command $50 per hour or six-figure wages, she said.

Read full article at Marin Independent Journal

Provided by Keri Brenner - Marin Independent Journal


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Tags: Health Science Education, college and career ready, Paxton/Patterson News, health science careers

Congressman Josh Harder observes College & Career Ready Labs

by Peter 16. October 2019 09:11


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Health Science Careers Program

Congressman Josh Harder visited Patterson High School's CTE Programs. After a discussion with a portion of the program's CTE Industry Advisors, Harder applauded the District's successes in developing so many post-secondary options for students, commenting on the challenges of maintaining such meaningful partnerships, and the vision to replicate such accomplishments across the State.

After the brief meeting, which included success stories form PHS CTE Program Alumni, the Congressman embarked on a tour of each component of the CTE Program, witnessing first-hand the knowledge and quality preparation Patterson students encounter while participating in our CTE programs.

Patterson High School has approximately 800 students enrolled in its CTE programs each year. Health Careers, students are provided a variety of skills and knowledge to begin to pursue a high-paying career of their choice right out of high school. Additionally, due to partnerships with industry leaders throughout the community and local colleges, students are given the additional option to make a considerable earning, while continuing their education.

Provided by Johnny Padilla, Patterson Joint Unified School District



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Tags: Health Science Education, STEM lab, middle school, STEM Education, college and career ready, STEM Learning, Paxton/Patterson News, health science careers, Paxton Patterson STEM Education

New 3-D Scanning & Printing Activities

by Peter 19. February 2016 03:09

New 3-D Printing for Medical Applications

3-D Scanning & Printing

3-D Printing for Medical Applications includes using the technology for prosthetics as well as for customization and personalization of equipment, drugs and medical products. In addition, Bioprinting is the use of 3D printing technology to generate three-dimensional structures using living tissue biomaterials. Learn about this exciting technology in our new curriculum enhancements. The activities are automatically included in the Paxton Patterson Health Science Career labs:

  • Medical Imaging
  • Dentistry
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Veterinary Medicine

For more information, please contact your Educational Consultant. 1-877-243-8763

Tags: Health Science Education, STEM Education, paxton patterson, 3-D bioprinting for medical application, health science careers