Hands-on health care experience at Project HOPE

Students use specialized stethoscopes to listen to the Harvey simulator.

Hands-on health care demonstrations were happening across the University of Iowa campus on April 7 as part of the College of Education’s Project HOPE (Healthcare, Occupations, Preparation, and Exploration), a career education–bridging program that allows the exploration of health science professions for eighth-grade students in rural Iowa middle schools with large populations of Mexican immigrants.

fyi photographer Tom Jorgensen visited several Project HOPE activities, where eighth-grade students learned about the work done in various health care fields. Click the thumbnails below for images from the daylong event.