BOOST Med News & Updates

News, updates, media releases and success stories from the BOOST Med program at Robeson Community College.

BOOST Spring 2017 Cohort

BOOST Spring 2017 Cohort

BOOST is excited to welcome the 7th and final cohort of participants under the BOOST TAACCCT grant.  BOOST staff worked tirelessly to recruit 58 new BOOST participants enabling the grant to exceed it's expected total outcome of 336.  We are looking forward to continuing to serve students and support faculty in the new year.  Congratulations and welcome to the new Spring 2017 cohort and all returning students. 

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Simulating reality for healthcare training

Simulating reality for healthcare training

In the world of simulation, reality can make a big difference in our training outcomes. The more realistic we can make the simulation, the more your senses (sight, sound, smell, and touch) are pulled in and the more you have a total involvement experience.  We hope that this experience will leave a lasting impression and provide the trainee with the kind of experience needed to make it easier to see and work through in future. One powerful way we can do this is through moulage.

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Healthcare Careers for Veterans

Healthcare Careers for Veterans

Robeson Community College (RCC) recently celebrated two veterans who work within the Workforce Development Division, Michael Anderson and Douglas Lodge. Both are veterans who have transitioned to rewarding careers after retirement from the Armed Services. Mr. Lodge is a Human Resource Development Instructor who works to prepare adults to compete for jobs within the region while Mr. Anderson is Medical Simulation Specialist.

Like RCC most employers recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience veterans possess.  For those of you who are considering a new career after separation from the military GI Jobs April 2015 issue lists 20 Hot Jobs for veterans and among them were healthcare worker. BOOST currently serves many veterans and recruits others who want to pursue a civilian career in healthcare.

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