Visiting students exposed to several medical disciplines through leadership program
More than 200 students descended upon the Orthopedic & Sports Institute campus as part of a Student Leadership Program sponsored by NOVO Health.
The Student Leadership Program was launched by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in 2008 in Savannah, Ga., in partnership with the public school system as a way to introduce students to career pathways in the community. The program enlists 75 area sophomores each fall from Appleton North, East, and West high schools for the two-year program, exposing students to companies they may recognize but not understand what they make or do.
During their visit to OSI’s Appleton campus, students visited a variety of stations, including one where they learned to take vitals like blood pressure, one that walked them through a joint replacement surgery and recovery and a station demonstrating the sterilization of instruments. This year’s tours on the OSI campus also included visits to Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, also a NOVO member, as well as stops at Recovery Inn, OSI’s attached skilled nursing facility, the Imaging/MRI Center, and clinic exam rooms.
During the course of the program, students will visit three local companies each year in addition to Gulfstream. This is the second time OSI, a founding member of NOVO Health, has hosted the SLP group. NOVO Health and OSI teamed up with SLP in 2017 when Gulfstream and and the school system sought a health care option for students in the program to visit.