OCIS Spanish Students Learn About the Importance of Bilingual Applicants in the Medical Field

first_imgSpanish students at the Ocean City Intermediate School and native speakers from around the community were recently invited to learn about the growing need for bilingual applicants in the healthcare field. Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Center, stopped by to speak with them about his experiences with Spanish throughout medical school and within the hospital.This marking period, Mrs. Pontari, Mrs. Daily, and Ms. Miley’s 8th grade Spanish classes have been incorporating a unit on mental and physical health, expressing ailments and giving health advice due to an expressed interest in pursuing the medical field as well as the Spanish language in high school. To encourage their pursuits, Mrs. Pontari believed it would be beneficial for them to hear from someone who actually works in healthcare and deals with individuals on a daily basis who do not speak English. Dr. Nussey’s visit gave the students an inside look into their possible future careers and showed them how knowing Spanish can really give you the upper hand in the medical field.“As Spanish teachers, it is important to find ways to make learning Spanish important and relevant in our growing Spanish-speaking population. Sometimes connecting their interests and plans for the future with the content they are learning in the classroom helps open their minds to the growing need for bilingualism in today’s competitive workplace.”-Christie Pontari, OCIS Spanish TeacherDr. Nussey told the students that he sees at least ten patients a day in the ER that only speak Spanish, explaining how frustrating it can be to treat them and understand their problems due to the language barrier. He took Spanish throughout high school and college, but expressed to the students how he wished he had taken even more Spanish in college.The students were able to ask Dr. Nussey questions about his career and experiences, with a popular one being, “just how important are grades really?” Dr. Nussey responded by saying, “grades count. For example, when I applied for medical school, there were 800 applicants and only 60 were accepted.” Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Centerlast_img read more

Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution for the week ahead

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ By Jon Zimney – June 7, 2020 0 489 Pinterest Twitter Twitter Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution for the week ahead Pinterest Facebook Facebook (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) Food Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile Food Distributions – June 8 – 12, 2020Monday, June 8, 2020 – Elkhart County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE:  Kroger, 209 Chicago Avenue, Goshen, IN 46528*This mobile food distribution is possible through grant funding provided by United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties and will provide for up to 500 households.Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – St. Joseph County                10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Hand2Hand Community Center, 4612 W. Western Avenue, South Bend, IN 46619Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – Kosciusko County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Wawasee High School, 1 Warrior Path, 12609 N. Syracuse Road, Syracuse, IN 46567Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE: Marquette Mall Parking Lot, (Outside of J.C. Penny), 201 W. US 20, Michigan City, IN 46360Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Kroger, 2001 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563Thursday, June 11, 2020 – St. Joseph County3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDTWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601Friday, June 12, 2020 – Starke County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE: Knox Elementary School, 210 W. Culver Road, Knox, IN 46534Fresh perishable items and dry goods offered free of charge. All items will be pre-boxed and pre-bagged. First come, first served, for up to 400 households while supplies last for those in need of food assistance. One per household.This will be a drive-thru distribution. Please remain in your vehicle and pop open your trunk to receive your items. An area will be available to load items if your trunk does not open. Google+ Previous articleMiddlebury man, 19, arrested on suspicion of rape, kidnappingNext articleGoshen man on motorcycle seriously hurt in crash Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more