The Medical Career Pathway Symposium program aims to inform high school students about different careers within the healthcare field. The program consists of two portions: the lecture series and the community health project (CHP). During the lecture series, students will hear from people in different fields of the healthcare workforce and during the CHP portion of the program, students work in teams on health-related projects to gain experience and actively engage with the health needs of the community.
The students worked on a community health project about the Vial of Life. Each team did research on the Vial of Life program and/or other emergency medical information programs to gain knowledge on what resources are available for improving emergency healthcare. Then, they interviewed community stakeholder to learn about their organization’s experience with the Vial of Life. If their stakeholder did not utilize the Vial of Life program or a similar program, they asked their stakeholder about their interest in implementing the Vial of Life in their organization. Through this, the students helped further the implementation of the Vial of Life in the community. Each group then wrote a research paper on the Vial of Life program and the process of their outreach to their stakeholders and whether their team succeeded in furthering the use of the Vial of Life in the community. The research paper and presentation of the best team from this year’s program is included further on this page.
“The Vial of Life is designed to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself. The vial contains important medical information that can assist emergency personnel in administering the proper medical treatment.”
- Alameda County Fire Department
Thank you for your great work in informing the community about the Vial of Life!