Students discover career opportunities and gain skills for academic and career success.
Students are connected with caring mentors and adult role models.
Students are placed in age-appropriate settings for immersive, hands-on learning.
Students explore health professions and envision themselves in these roles.
HealthPATH sponsors a range of programs that offer career exploration and career development opportunities for young people from middle school to early adulthood at Alameda Health System’s hospitals and clinics.
Each year we provide internships and other work-based learning experiences to more than 500 young people through HealthPATH’s seven programs. Our programs expose youth and young adults to career opportunities in healthcare and help put them on a path to educational and career success.
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The Alameda Health System Simulation Center is a 2,500 square foot Center that opened in April 2018. The space features high-technology computerized manikins, hospital beds, and functional medical equipment in three simulation suites allowing medical staff to mimic patient care situations and identify potential complications in a safe setting. Complete with vital signs displayed on monitors, medical students, physicians, residents, nurses, allied health professionals, and aspiring healthcare professionals can practice everything from intubation and defibrillation, to childbirth or cardiac life support.
“Patient safety is our top priority, and AHS recognizes that simulation is the safest way for healthcare professionals to hone their skills for patient care,” said Ghassan Jamaleddine, M.D., chief medical officer, Alameda Health System. “As a respected teaching hospital and an adult Level 1Trauma Center, it is important for our medical staff to train, practice and perfect procedures in this safe setting for building confidence in treating patients.”
The Simulation Center was funded by a $10 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies to provide immersive-educational activities for HealthPATH programs at AHS. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative aimed at preparing under-represented minority youth and young adults for careers in health care. HealthPATH students will participate in scheduled hands-on programs that include simulated procedures, patient interactions, and medical emergencies. This is in addition to, the hospital staff using the Center to prepare for any situation.
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