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Students participate in Healthcare Careers Boot Camps at Vidant Bertie

group photo of boot camp participants and athletic trainers

The Athletic Trainers from Bertie County Schools and John A. Holmes High School flank the Health Careers Boot Camps participants.  From left to right:  Marlee Sloan (Trainer), Allane Dougherty, Anaya Outlaw, Kristien Teel, JaCoya’ Leary, Lauren Turner and Christine Holmes (Trainer).

Vidant Bertie and Vidant Chowan hospitals sponsor annual Health Careers Boot Camps


Vidant Bertie Hospital, in collaboration with Bertie High School and Bertie Early College recently sponsored the Annual Health Careers Boot Camp. The opportunity was open to rising 11th and 12th graders who had an interest in a future career in healthcare. The camps were designed to heighten the students’ awareness of the healthcare industry, and to provide them with a variety of experiences in both hospital and primary practice settings. This experience also helped the students in determining the classes they will need to take in preparation for their college education and other enrichment programming.


During Boot Camp, students participated in shadowing rotations throughout the campuses of the hospital, and they were also given time to talk with healthcare professionals about healthcare careers and how they reached their career goals.


The camps were conducted June 17-20. Four students were selected to take part in the Bertie program: JaCoya’ Leary, Anaya Outlaw, Kristien Teel and Lauren Turner. Vidant Chowan Hospital also hosted a boot camp, in conjunction with John A. Holmes High School in Edenton. One student participated at Vidant Chowan. The boot camp participants are all rising seniors.


“The Athletic Trainers at Bertie County Schools, Marlee Sloan, and Holmes High School, Christine Holmes, were instrumental in facilitating the camps,” said LuAnn Joyner, Marketing/Community Relations/Development Specialist for Vidant Bertie Hospital.