Simpson County Tech Students visit helipad at UMMC

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The HOSA students from the Simpson County Technical Center in Mendenhall attend Career Day @ UMMC.

Mrs. Brenda White’s Health Sciences I & II classes from Simpson County Technical Center learn about medical fields at the University of Mississippi Medical Center High School Career Day on September 28th. Students visited booths at Career Day including the School of Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Health Related Professions, Pharmacy, Graduate Studies, Department of Pathology, Mississippi Rural Physicians and Dentists Scholarship Program and Health Careers Opportunity. In addition, students visited three different programs, two of which offered Simulation Exercises.

Students attending UMMC Career Day from Simpson County Tech Center UMMC Career Day attended by Simpson County Tech Center Students

At the Simulation Center, School of Medicine, students participated in clearing the airway of patients during a lifesaving procedure.

Simpson County Tech Center

UM Career Day Simpson County Tech Students

At the Simulation Center, School of Medicine, students participated in a doctor’s assessment and needed critical services when a patient is brought in for emergency treatment.

UMMC Career Day attended by Simpson Tech Students

Simpson County Tech Students Learning About Different Medical Fields


Health Science Students are members of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. Mrs. Brenda White is the advisor for this organization.

Students visited the Helipad landing where critical care patients are transported to receive treatment. UMMC currently owns four helicopters with medical flight crews consisting of highly trained critical care nurses and paramedics. The UMMC neonatal transport team is the only neonatal flight team in Mississippi and works in close cooperation with the medical flight crew to quickly transport the smallest, ill babies to the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit in the state. AirCare allows the opportunity to help anyone – adult, pediatric and neonate – access specialized care.  Simpson County Tech Students visit helipad at UMMC

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