Posted Date: 01/02/2023
On December 5, 2022, Shallowater ISD held its Grand Opening of the Health Sciences Learning Clinic.
The SISD Health Sciences Learning Clinic houses Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) programs for Shallowater High School students.
The CMA program began last year and provides students with real-world, hands-on learning experiences, both in the classroom and in direct patient care as part of clinical rotations in UMC community clinics throughout Lubbock. The OT program is the first of its kind among high schools in the State of Texas. In its first year of state approval, this innovative program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in Occupational Therapy.
Renovations for the new clinic began in September of 2022 and were completed in November of 2022. The learning space was refinished with new flooring, paint, furniture, instructional technology, and a secure storage space for healthcare education equipment.
“We are thankful to UMC for this opportunity and for our growing partnership in the area of Career and Technical Education,” said Aron Strickland, Shallowater ISD Assistant Superintendent. “Together, we are creating life-changing learning experiences for our students while also addressing critical healthcare needs in West Texas.”
We are so excited for our Health Sciences program and the opportunities this space will provide for our students. Thank you, UMC Health System and Lubbock Chamber of Commerce for helping us celebrate the Grand Opening!
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