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TriDistrict Students Get Hands-On Experience at Boston Scientific

Students using zSpace machine to view 3D heart

Healthcare and Medicine Careers Field Trip to Boston Scientific

Students in the Healthcare career pathway through the TriDistrict Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Program got hands-on experience at Boston Scientific in Arden Hills. The Healthcare Careers and Medicine program allows students to explore the different areas of employment in the healthcare field. Recently, they took a trip to Boston Scientific where they learned about a field not typically thought of when considering a healthcare career, the manufacturing of medical devices.

Students using hands-on machine for learning catheter placement

Hands-On Experience

Boston Scientific is an International Company specializing in innovative medical solutions. At the Arden Hills facility, students learned about the manufacturing and placement of devices for irregular heart rhythms and heart failure. The students had the chance to practice in the same classrooms doctors and fellows go to train on Boston Scientific devices. They had the opportunity to practice placing a catheter in a heart valve and implant a pacemaker. They also learned more about the heart and why someone may need one of these life-saving devices using 3D technology. At the end of the day, the students had a question and answer session with Boston Scientific employees representing the different departments at the Arden Hills Facility.

Student getting hands on experience with a heart model

TriDistrict CAPS Program

The TriDistrict Career and College Readiness Initiative is for students enrolled in South St. Paul, Simley, and Two Rivers High Schools to have a wide range of opportunities to engage in authentic, real-world career exploration activities. The CAPS Healthcare Careers and Medicine program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in business, healthcare administration, or a specific career within the medical field. Students are immersed in a hands-on learning environment led by healthcare professionals and TriDistrict staff, and will have direct access and exposure to authentic experiences in the field of medicine. If you are an organization in the healthcare field and would like to learn how you can partner with TriDistrict to train the next generation of healthcare professionals, visit: https://careercollegeready.org/employers/.

Learn more about TriDistrict CAPS