Health Care University returns to FMCH


Fort Madison Community Hospital is excited to once again offer a program for high school students interested in the health care field, FMCH Health Care University.

This program is designed to educate and expose students to the different career opportunities available. Benefits of the program include developing new skills, gaining valuable education, and giving back to the community through hands-on learning.

There will be five educational sessions and students will hear from several different entities at the hospital. FMCH Health Care University will also give students the opportunity to go through an abbreviated orientation that every new hospital employee completes prior to starting.

The program will run Monday, June 19- Friday, June 23, 2017 in the morning. Monday, June 19th the program will run from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and Tuesday-Friday sessions will be two hours in length; 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Each session of the program is limited to 10 high school students that have completed the 8th grade. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to participate in the program.

Strong candidates for the program should display the following characteristics:  compassion, reliability, honesty, professionalism and enthusiasm.  We look for students who honor the commitments they make and who will treat FMCH and patient information with the highest confidentiality.  All Health Care University students are accountable for and subject to the same policies that apply to FMCH employees. Participation in all five days is required.

To participate in the program, please either complete the attached application or visit Upon completion of the application and parental consent form, submit by Friday, May 19, 2017 to:

Fort Madison Community Hospital
Attention: Education
5445 Avenue O
Fort Madison, IA 52627

For more information please contact, Michele Helling at 319-376-2459 or Katelin Essing at 319-376-2751.

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