Visiting Japanese students see health care at work at Providence Portland

September 18, 2018
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Students from Nihon Institute of Medical Science in Japan visited with Providence Portland Medical Center caregivers last month to discuss health care careers.

OREGON REGION — Last month our Providence School Outreach team organized a gathering of caregivers from Providence Portland to meet with students from Nihon Institute of Medical Science.

The institute is a Japanese college that focuses on radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing and clinical engineering.

“This exchange of information between the Nihon Institute of Medical Science health occupations students and Providence Portland caregivers creates a rare opportunity for insight into how diversity, culture and customs impact health care,” says Julanne Sandoz, manager of the school outreach program.

“It was such a pleasure to have these young, bright minds with us for the day.”

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Providence caregivers show medical devices to visiting students.

In this year’s career exploration day, 41 freshman students and four chaperones toured Providence Cancer Institute and heard speakers from integrative medicine, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging and more. Toyin Oyemaja, coordinator for the school outreach program, also facilitated the day for students, tour guides and our caregivers.