Students Get Hands-On at Community Health Fair
May 25, 2012
On Friday, May 11, medical assisting students from the Danville, Kentucky Campus participated in the Inter County Health Fair, which was held at Boyle County High School. During the event, students provided glucose testing and blood pressure monitoring to over 200 attendees.
Through this hands-on experience, students applied their book knowledge to real-life scenarios. They also got a chance to practice their skills. “I gained more knowledge of checking blood pressure and glucose of people of different ages,” said student Althea Lear. Another student, Lori Evens, added, “I participated in the health fair as an opportunity to gain hands-on experience within my field of study as a medical assistant.”
“The health fair helped me to gain more confidence in helping patients one-on-one,” Lori continued. “It allowed me to display professionalism, as well as offer people services that they may not be able to take advantage of regularly.”
Medical: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree (MAA)