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St. Catherine’s High School Health Care Explorers Graduate

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St. Catherine’s High School Health Care Explorers Graduate

High school students from Smithtown East and West, Commack, Hauppauge and Comsewogue school districts graduated from St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Health Care Exploration and Internship Program (HCEIP). The students were awarded certificates signed by Senator John J. Flanagan for completed the rigorous 16-week program.

The unique program, now in its seventh year, offers aspiring young health care professionals to gain hands on experience, as well as industry information in various departments, including nursing, pharmacy, dietary, laboratory, to name a few. Admitted students selected had to meet several requirements to participate in the program and will receive half a health care credit upon completion.

Former HCEIP graduate Carly Vitoria was the guest speaker at the graduation. The now third year Farmingdale University student in pursuit of a nursing degree, encouraged the younger generation to continue in the field of the sciences and shared with them how beneficial the knowledge gained through the program has helped her both academically and professionally.