Contact: Mardi Ford
Medical Explorer Emily Quebbeman gets a birds-eye view of how a patient (volunteer Dr. Brian Affleck in this case)is loaded onto the Life Flight Helicopter from flight crew medical team Tyler Botts, EMS, and Cory Doman, RN.
Last week, La Grande Life Flight helicopter crew members – pilot Doug Bucklew, paramedic Tyler Botts, and flight nurse Cory Doman – met with the local Medical Explorers Club high atop the Grande Ronde Hospital helistop to talk about their chosen field of expertise, including what the job requires in education and experience, as well as career opportunities in medical transport,emergency and trauma medicine.
Medical Explorers is a leadership program of the Boy Scouts of America aimed at high school students interested in a career in healthcare. The local Medical Explorers Club members meet regularly to hear from various healthcare professionals about their careers. The program provides students with information on education requirements, potential salaries and typical responsibilities of different careers in a health system. Club leadership is provided by Dr. Brian Affleck, an otorhinolaryngologist with the Regional ENT Clinic, and is sponsored by Grande Ronde Hospital.