Local high school students start medical mentorship program

Submitted by

Kate Stephens

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center continues to partner with Libby High School to begin the ninth semester of their Medical Mentorship Program.  The program has been a tremendous success and has helped 34 local students earn a course credit, as well as real world experience in the healthcare arena.  The hope for the program was that this experience would foster student’s interest in a health related career field.  The mentorship is an 18-week, semester long opportunity for high school seniors.  Interested students are required to submit an application and go through a formal interview process.

The students who were chosen for this semester will spend two class periods per day at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.  While at CPMC, students will be evaluated on a list of qualities that are important for anyone who wants to succeed in the workplace such as organization, flexibility, attitude, following directions, and the importance of punctuality in the workplace.

The students chosen and the divisions they will serve in for the program this semester are Jayden Winslow in the Imaging and Pharmacy Departments and senior Zoie Spady in the Nursing Division.  Both are seniors at Libby High School this year.

Kate Stephens, Marketing Manager at Cabinet Peaks is thrilled to give back to our local youth.  “It is a privilege for Cabinet Peaks to provide a forum where students can gain valuable experience that will help to develop their interest in the medical field.  Providing mentorship oppotrunities like this to the youth of our community is an honor, and it our hope that it will inspire future students to chose careers in the healthcare field.”

For more information on the medical mentorship program contact April Rewerts, Program Coordinator at Libby Public Schools or Marta Warren, Human Resources Manager at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.

Right: Photo of Jayden Winslow. Left: Photo of Zoie Spady. Photos courtesy of Kate Stephens, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center..