Letter to the Editor

Youngsters to benefit from science festival

Monday, October 10, 2011

To the Editor:

I'd like to alert young adults and also those exploring new career options later in life to Adventures in Medicine: A Real Life Science Festival.

This "career fair" is unusual because it offers you the opportunity to explore health care careers through interesting hands-on activities with actual medical technology.

In addition, you can talk one-on-one with health care professionals about their daily work and with college faculty and students about different health care degree programs.

Scheduled to be showcased this year are athletic training, emergency medicine technician, exercise physiology, gastroenterology, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, orthopedics, pharmacology, physical therapy, radiation therapy, speech pathology, urology and vascular surgery.

Much has been written about the coming shortage of qualified health care providers.

The crisis is already here in south-central Indiana. There are job openings we need to fill with skilled people.

Come explore the kinds of careers that can make that possible. Adventures in Medicine takes place at the WonderLab Museum in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 15.

For more information, go online at wonderlab.org, or see the event listing on Wonderlab's Facebook page.

Peter Wallskog, MD Chief of Staff, IU health Bloomington Hospital,

Bloomington, Ind.