Success Stories

Career Opportunities in Health

“As an alumnus of the COH program, I strongly believe that not only was the program instrumental in teaching me basic medical principles, but also crucial in introducing me to the medical field and sparking an interest that has been with me ever since.  After high school, I attended the University of Iowa where that spark grew into a deep passion to pursue medical research and change the lives of those patients whom I had seen previously through the COH program. Now almost finished with medical school, I without a doubt attribute much of my success and interest in medicine to the ‘spark’ that I found while enrolled in COH. The emphasis placed on introducing medicine to young adults as a viable career choice is of paramount importance to the well-being of future generations.”

Brandon Menke
Valley HS-2005
Carver College of Medicine – 2014
Doris Duke Research Fellow – 2012

“COH was a fantastic program. It helped me gain a great deal of insight as to what I wanted to do at the next level and I’d recommend it to anyone considering a career in the healthcare field.”

Ryan Hutchins
Roosevelt HS-2007
BS Biology, U of I-2011
Integrated DNA Technologies

“While I did not pursue an MD or DO degree, I did end up in the medical field.  I am grateful for the experiences that I had with Career Opportunities in Health, and I know that what I learned during that time secured my interest in health care and it also helped me have a greater understanding of the health care system as a whole – something that has been very helpful at all three of my jobs.”

Jenny Junker
Valley HS-2005
Business Manager, MedHub, Inc.

“COH is where I developed my true love for pediatrics! Loved COH.”

Ariana Lappe
Carlisle HS-2009
MidAmerican Nazarene University, BSN-2013
PICU @ Kansas City Children’s Mercy Hospital

“Career Opportunities in Health has given me an edge over other student as it has assured me that I want to work in healthcare when I am through with school; it provided opportunities many other college students didn’t receive while in high school.  The program has provided me with a better understanding of the process and effort it will take to achieve my goals.”

Cole Maharry
Roosevelt HS-2013