Biomed Tours the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center.
t. Luke’s Fundamentals in Biomedical Science classes had the opportunity to explore the US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center. Thanks to Lieutenant Commander Mark Currier and Lieutenant David Ahmadian, our biomedical science students were able to tour both the training center and the medical clinic. The students received the grand tour through the general health care clinic, where they learned about EKGs, PFTs, and both hearing and eye tests. Lieutenant Dan Linder spoke about all the numerous health care careers that are available within the Coast Guard. The students saw not only the countless opportunities regarding careers in healthcare, but also careers outside of medicine. The Coast Guard spent time showing the students flight simulators, MH-60, MH-65 and HC-144 aircrafts. To have an understanding of the aircraft, they tested out the simulators before seeing the actual ones.
Lieutenant Banning Lobmeyer discussed the numerous advantages of Coast Guard careers as well as the opportunities available through the Coast Guard Academy. He also gave us a tour of the HC-144 aircraft.
Such an interactive and hands-on day would not have been possible without the men and women of the Coast Guard who gave up their time to teach our students. Our biomed program is thankful for Lieutenant Commander Mark Currier and Lieutenant David Ahmadian for organizing such an enriching and unique day.