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High school students from 16 communities explore health professions at MSU

June 30, 2005

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This summer, 16 high school students interested in health professions are participating in a six-week long program at Montana State University.

"The students learn about the sciences and medicine," says Larry Jackson, coordinator of the program called U-DOC.

"The students observe in medical offices, tour Red Cross and other medically related organizations and meet peers with similar interests from across the state," added Jackson. They will have classes and experiences that cover communications, public health, nutrition, medical ethics and research.

All costs, including round trip mileage to Bozeman, are covered for all participants in this federally funded program. The high school juniors and seniors are chosen based on recommendations and academic achievement. The students are in Bozeman from June 20 to July 31, and the photo links below are good during that time. The students are:

Columbia Falls
Kerrie Dougherty, a senior at Columbia Falls High School next fall, will be participating in the 6-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University where she will be taking classes in CPR, Anatomy and microbiology. She will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. Throughout high school, Dougherty was active in debate for four years, Key Club for two years, and worked on a PEACE project for one year. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/KerrieDaugherty-hires.jpg

Darby
Jody Monoff is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where she will be taking classes in CPR, Anatomy and microbiology. She will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return to Darby High School as a senior. Her photo available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/JodyMonoff-hires.jpg.

Eureka
Shalane Hofstee is one of the 16 high school students participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University where she will be taking classes in CPR, Anatomy and microbiology. She will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will be returning to Lincoln County High School where she will be a senior. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/ShalaneHofstee-hires.jpg.

Florence
Laura Hanks is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program from June until July at Montana State University where she will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. She will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return as a senior to Florence Carlton Senior High School. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/LauraHanks-hires.jpg.

Frenchtown
Isaac Houston is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where he will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. He will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, he will return as a senior to Frenchtown High School. His photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/IsaacHouston-hires.jpg.

Grass Range
Jena Schnitzmeier is a U-DOC medical program participant this summer at Montana State University. She will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology and will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return as a senior to Grass Range High School. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/JenaSchnitzmeier-hires.jpg.

Great Falls
Owen Yurko is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where he will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. He will also have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, he will return as a senior to CMR where he is active in leadership and is the vice president of National Honor Society. His photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/OwenYurko-hires.jpg.

Joplin
Meghan Combs of Joplin is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July. She will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology and also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. At Joplin-Inverness High School, she has been active in both sports and academics and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/MeghanCombs-hires.jpg.

Kalispell
Emily Buckhouse is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July. She will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology and also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return as a senior to Flathead High School. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/EmilyBuckhouse-hires.jpg.

Lincoln
Amanda Cyr is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July. She will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology and also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. She graduated in May and has received Montana University Systems scholarships. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/AmandaCyr-hires.jpg

Lodge Grass
Ottie Lion Shows is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July. She will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology and also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return to Lodge Grass High School. She has been accepted to the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/OttieLionShows-hires.jpg.

Miles City
Caitlin O'Brien is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July. She will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology and also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. She graduated this past spring from Custer County District High School. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/CaitlinOBrien-hires.jpg.

Missoula
Starr Wothe is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where she will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. She also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. Wothe graduated this past spring from Sentinel High School where she was very active in speech, debate, cross-country and several clubs. She also plans to participate in an exchange program where she can volunteer in health clinics. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/StarrWothe-hires.jpg.

Shelby
Brittany Longcake is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where she will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. She also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return as a senior to Shelby High School, where she is the yearbook editor, a member of the National Honor Society and on the National Honor Role. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/BrittanyLongcake-hires.jpg.

Stevensville
Lauren Tom is participating in the six-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where she will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. She also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. In the fall, she will return to Stevensville High School where she will be a senior. Her photo is available at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/LaurenTom-hires.jpg.

Whitehall
Cherie Bymers is participating in the 6-week U-DOC medical program at Montana State University during June and July where she will be taking classes in CPR, anatomy and microbiology. She also will have the opportunity to job shadow people in certain medical careers. Bymers graduated this past spring from Twin Bridges High School where she was on the high school honor roll. Her photo is available at:
http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/UDOC05/CherieBymers-hires.jpg
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Contact: Larry Jackson (406) 994-3245