- Sep 01 - 06 2022
- 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
-Advocate-Medical Internship Opportunity
Penwasciz program has been an active student volunteer program at Condell Medical Center for over 60 years.It gives Juniors and Seniors in high
school (who are at least 16 years old) in the Lake County area the opportunity to
shadow and meet health care professionals of all backgrounds. Exposure to the different careers seen can help
students better understand what a realistic day is for a health care professional. If accepted,
32 students are placed into clinical groups that participate in weekly two hour rotations shadowing
health care personnel in nursing and support services areas within the hospital. Through direct patient interactions and observations, Penwasciz can enhance the student’s hospital experience and help reinforce their desire to pursue a career in the medical field. Program structure
Weekly from October 2022 to April 2023
Clinical rotations: Mondays 5 7 p.m. or 7 9 p.m.
Clinical areas: Students are placed on medical/surgical units and shadow health care providers in specialty areas such as obstetrics, respiratory, radiology,
emergency department, cardiology and pharmacy, where they are allowed to observe procedures (with patient permission).
Orientation: Each student attends one five hour orientation session plus an additional four hour session for CPR training for students who are not currently
certified in CPR for health care providers.
Monthly education. Guest speakers discuss health care and wellness topics or roles within health care.
Graduation: We host a ceremony at the end of the program.
Attendance requirement: Only two absences allowed.
COVID vaccination: All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID to participate in the program.
Application is Open
September 6, 2022 at
with any questions.