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ECU Health Working to Solve Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Like many health care organizations across the nation, ECU Health is facing an immense challenge: solving the growing healthcare workforce shortage.

Through community partnerships, the health system is doing its part to grow its workforce, starting in eastern North Carolina.

At ECU Health Medical Center, students from several local high schools participated in the Health Sciences Academy event “Chat with a Doc.” Nine physicians from various specialties within ECU Health spoke to the students about their responsibilities, the diverse opportunities in the health care field and the rewarding experiences that come from caring for the people of our communities.

Each physician gave a brief overview of their specialty, and students had the opportunity to ask questions along the way. Students also had the unique opportunity to tour several areas of the hospital and learn first-hand how they all work together to offer high-quality care for patients.

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