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Local anesthesiologist Scott Tanner visited the Jefferson City High School Medical Club recently to talk about his profession and where his services are used. He also demonstrated on a CPR dummy and showed different ways to administer anesthetics and how to monitor breathing during surgery.

Local anesthesiologist Scott Tanner visited the Jefferson City High School Medical Club recently to talk about his profession and where his services are used. He also demonstrated on a CPR dummy and showed different ways to administer anesthetics and how to monitor breathing during surgery. Photo by Julie Smith.

Career exploration, applying classroom knowledge and getting plugged in to a school-based social outlet combine in the Jefferson City High School Medical Club.

“Many students think they’re interested in medicine, but they have no experience,” said co-sponsor Sue Ellen Beek. “This gives them a chance to get out and see a variety of things they could do.”

The club holds regular meetings where local health care professionals talk about their fields.

“It’s not just doctors and nurses,” said president Liz Tanner.

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The Jefferson City High School Medical Club will host its annual Health Fair with about 30 vendor booths from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson City High School. A blood drive will benefit Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

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