The HIPRC held its third annual “Outreach Learning Series: Engaging High School Students in Injury & Violence Prevention Careers.” Supported by the HIPRC Outreach Core, the event hosted about forty 11th-12th grade students and teachers from Rainier Beach and Franklin High School.
The event, held at the Harborview Research & Training Building Auditorium, had various hands-on stations set up for students to learn about different careers.
Students were presented with a mock, crisis scenario and were taught the steps taken at a hospital and trauma center to rehabilitate a gunshot wound patient. The focus of this Learning Series Event was to teach high schoolers about careers in medicine, while giving them a hands-on learning experience.
The events and activities throughout the event, provided a particular focus to careers that students might encounter at a Level 1 Trauma Center and with an injury and violence prevention lens.