Muskingum Valley ESC introduces healthcare preceptorship program for high school students – GudMag

ZANESVILLE − Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center recently introduced a Healthcare Preceptorship Program in collaboration with the Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education, Genesis HealthCare and Zane State College.

The initiative provides high school students with a 40-hour preceptorship and a college-level medical terminology course, bridging the gap between education and real-world healthcare experiences. A key feature is the $500 stipend offered by the council upon program completion, recognizing participants’ dedication.

Eastin Lewellen, Muskingum Valley’s director of workforce development, said, “This program equips students with skills for success in healthcare, positively influencing our community.”

The program represents a significant step forward in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

“This program aligns with our medical pathway, addressing a critical need for our students. The impact has been tremendous, providing invaluable opportunities and shaping a positive trajectory for their future,” said Greg Gifford, superintendent of Caldwell Schools.

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