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Fort Madison Community Hospital is excited to once again offer a program for high school students interested in the health care field, FMCH Health Care University. This program is designed to educate and expose students to the different career opportunities available. Benefits of the program include developing new skills, gaining valuable education, and giving back to the community through hands on learning.

There will be 5 educational sessions and students will hear from several different entities at the hospital. FMCH Health Care University will also give students the opportunity to go through an abbreviated orientation that every new hospital employee completes prior to starting.

Program will run Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2017. Monday, June 19th the program will run from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and Tuesday-Friday sessions will be two hours in length; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Each session of the program is limited to 10 high school students that have completed the 8th grade. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to participate in the program.

Strong candidates for the program should display the following characteristics:  compassion, reliability, honesty, professionalism and enthusiasm.  We look for students who honor the commitments they make and who will treat FMCH and patient information with the highest confidentiality.  All Health Care University students are accountable for and subject to the same policies that apply to FMCH employees. Participation in all five days is required.

To participate in the program, please either complete the attached application or visit Upon completion of the application and parental consent form, submit by Friday, May 19, 2017 to:

Fort Madison Community Hospital
Attention: Education
5445 Avenue O
Fort Madison, IA 52627

For more information please contact:

Michele Helling at 319-376-2459 /
Katelin Essing at 319-376-2751 /

FMCH Marketing & Education Department

FMCH Health Care University Application

Please complete the following application. Parental consent form can be printed below and must be returned by the first day of the program. No late applications will be accepted. The FMCH Health Care University is limited to 10 students for each session. Participants will be determined on maturity and completeness of application on a first come, first serve basis. 

Parental Consent Form

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