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Barry Tech students learn from professionals at Northwell Health

Ten students at a Northwell Health facility  
Ten high schoolers studying healthcare career programs at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech met with enthusiastic professionals at the Northwell Health Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on November 17 to learn about their clinical specialties and how they impact patient care.

The students' visit was part of Northwell Health’s Spark! Challenge program, a contest in which Long Island and Queens public and private high school students spend time in Northwell Health facilities to learn about healthcare careers and compete in an advertising competition based upon a career they observed during those visits.

The Barry Tech students are creating a video project to promote jobs in the fields of pathology and laboratory medicine to be presented at the Spark! Challenge Awards Celebration in April 2017.

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient practices.