Workforce Development in Healthcare
RHENSOM supports workforce development in the healthcare industry in a variety of ways.
New Visions Program
Students in the New Visions Health Care program spend their senior year at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown or Fox Hospital in Oneonta. This full-day program immerses students in the medical environment through a rotation schedule that places them in 25 hospital departments. They work side by side with doctors, therapists, technicians, and nurses as they explore career options. In addition, students study English 12, Economics, Participation in Government, Physics, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. They learn professional behavior, organization, and independence while working to a high academic standard. RHENSOM provides staff support to this program.
Annual School Nurse Symposium
Held annually, invited speakers present on topics pertinent to the school nurse: concussions, alcohol and substance abuse, ACES, anxiety disorders.
Medical Grand Rounds/Pediatric Grand Rounds Sponsorship
RHENSOM and our partnering organizations work with our healthcare organizations to sponsor a topic of relevance to our mission. Recent sponsored Grand Rounds topics have included children's dental health, 5-2-1-0 and childhood obesity, and chronic disease self-management.