My eyes were opened to many new things at a pediatrics office these past few months, while I followed the medical assistants (MA) around. I learned things that will make me a better student, a better mother, and even a better patient. My name is Rylee Skeem. I completed a CTE Internship at Primary Care Pediatrics in the field of pediatrics.
One of my favorite experiences at Primary Care Pediatrics was when I watched Dr. Labrum perform a circumcision on a brand new baby boy. I was expecting tortured screams from the baby and high levels of stress from the doctor, but I was pleasantly surprised. The baby was laid down and Dr. Labrum got right to work. There was no stress and no screams.
I feel so fortunate to have been able to develop relationships with the office managers, the medical assistants, and the receptionists. Knowing all these ladies will help me know what kind of employee a doctor’s office might be looking for in the future. Because of this experience I will be better prepared for college, work, and living on my own.
Medical Assistant is one of ten Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Health Science Education program area. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Internships are part of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) program. To participate in the Medical Assistant Pathway talk to your school counselor. To participate in a CTE Internship talk to the WBL coordinator at your school.
Career and Technical Education provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.
Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success