UMC and Shallowater ISD host grand opening for SISD Health Science Learning Clinic

UMC Health System and Shallowater Independent School District (SISD) are excited to announce...
UMC Health System and Shallowater Independent School District (SISD) are excited to announce the grand opening of the SISD Health Science Learning Clinic.(UMC Health System)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 6:00 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 8:24 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - UMC Health System and Shallowater Independent School District (SISD) are excited to announce the grand opening of the SISD Health Science Learning Clinic. The SISD Health Sciences Learning Clinic will house Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) programs for Shallowater ISD students.

The CMA program began last year and provides students with real-world, hands-on learning experiences, both in the classroom and in direct patient care as part of clinical rotations in UMC community clinics throughout Lubbock. The OT program is the first of its kind among high schools in the State of Texas. In its first year of state approval, this innovative program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in Occupational Therapy.

Renovations for the new clinic began in September of 2022 and were completed in November of 2022. The learning space was refinished with new flooring, paint, furniture, instructional technology, and a secure storage space for healthcare education equipment.

“We are thankful to UMC for this opportunity and for our growing partnership in the area of Career and Technical Education,” said Aron Strickland, Shallowater ISD Assistant Superintendent. “Together, we are creating life-changing learning experiences for our students while also addressing critical healthcare needs in West Texas.”

The ribbon cutting event will take place on December 5th, 2022, followed by refreshments in celebration.