Respiratory Therapy sophomores explore medical professionsPresentations, brochures shared with class
Preparing for next year, freshman research about different careers and what body parts they focus on. Smith prepared her students for the following years by teaching her freshman the basic information needed. "In the medical field, you are always going to be working in groups," Smith said. "I think it is very important to do team building exercises so that [students] can be prepared." Photo Credit: Madison White
“One of the things that I wanted is to have [my respiratory students] do is work in teams [based on all medical] occupations,” Smith said. “I went through and picked out the occupations that team well with Respiratory Therapy.”
Students were required to create a slideshow presentation and a brochure about their job choice.
“The career I worked on made me dislike orthopedic surgeons because I wouldn’t want to have to spend 12 more years of school in college,” sophomore Kyle Delapaz said.
The presentation had to be between 10 to 12 minutes, and students avoided reading off the screen.
“I feel that I did a decent job on my presentation,” sophomore Kiyora Payne said. “I’ve been practicing my presentation with my parents for the last couple of nights to help make sure that I’m prepared.”
Smith made copies of the brochures for other students to look at so that everyone would get the chance to learn more about the jobs. The students will be practicing more collaborative projects in the next assignments.
“Some of my students were not excited about the occupations that they got,” Smith said. “Once they began to research their job more, the more intrigued they began to become about their job.”