The Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center has teamed with Ochsner Medical Center, Woman’s Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake College for the annual AHEC of a Summer program.

The 15-day program for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors in a nine-parish region gives students the chance to explore nursing and related health fields, a news release said. Experiences include rotating through different medical departments, field trips and daily teaching sessions.

Participants are chosen on the basis of grades, a written essay and an interview. The program is an accredited high school course for one-half unit elective credit.

The Woman’s Hospital program is supervised by Pam Parker. Trisha Gravois, of Southside Junior High, is the program educator.

Participants at Woman’s Hospital include Caitlin Canova, Meghan Causey, Megan Gremillion, Raegan Griffin, Kirstin Honore, Lauryn Honore, Macie Serio and Emily Lenox, all of St. Joseph’s Academy; Kristen Haller, Runnels High School; Makalya Hertzock, Baton Rouge Magnet High School; Barsha Shrestha, McKinley Senior High; and Tiffany Vu, Tara High School.

At Our Lady of the Lake, the participants include Simone Craven and Sai Pochana, Baton Rouge Magnet High School; Megan Navarro, LSU Laboratory School; and Joshua Nguyen, Catholic High School.

The nonprofit Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center serves as a training and information source for health and education professionals.