RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Western Dakota Tech is offering high schoolers a unique opportunity to learn about the health care field.
We suit up to show you what Scrubs Camp is all about.
More than 60 high school students participated in WDT's Scrubs Camp.
During this career camp, they learned about various programs offered at the college including dental assisting, surge tech, and health information management.
At the Scrubs Camp, students have a variety of hands-on activities to try such as laparoscopic surgery.
WDT Surgical Technology Program Director Jade Hollister says many people are attracted to the medical field because of the job security.
Jade Hollister says, "Health care will never go away and really what we see with these students who go into health care is they just want to give back. They want to help people so no matter what field it is whether it's surgical technology, nursing, health information management, they all kind of at the core of the same thing. We're just helping the patients."
Belle Fourche High School senior Fallon Osuna tried her hand at surgery and says it was her favorite part of the day.
Fallon Osuna says, "Probably the surgical tech area just because it's something I'd like to do in the future being in the medical environment and being around people that you can help and eventually see them become better."
Hollister says it would be great to keep students local after graduation and wants to remind them they don't always have to be afraid of blood.
Jade Hollister says, "Blood isn't necessarily for everybody. They think, oh, I can't go into medicine, but they can. There's a lot of different options that don't require that direct patient care that is still giving back tot he patient."
Western Dakota Tech is offering students another opportunity to attend Scrubs Camp on April 17 of next year.