(flickr.com) Lauren Fougner is completing her second year in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). (flickr.com) Prior to BCIT, Lauren completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Victoria. She quickly realized that her job choices were limited without further certifications. After researching her options at various post-secondary institutions, Lauren discovered that the programs at BCIT offered an array of practical experience with the prospect of many job opportunities following graduation. (flickr.com) “I decided that the nuclear medicine technology program offered a fantastic balance between patient care and lab work, which will go a long way in qualifying for future jobs,” says Lauren.
Lauren has already experienced clinical rotations at St. Paul’s Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Burnaby Hospital and Richmond Hospital as part of her training. Lauren says her favourite part about the practicum is “feeling confident to set up and perform a scan using the techniques I learned in school”.
After completing the nuclear medicine program at BCIT, Lauren is looking forward to having the tools that she needs to find a career in health care that is personally fulfilling and professionally rewarding.