Hospital summer programs start young interns on career path

SMOOTH RIDE: Elijah Matthews, left, and Xavier Rivera work in central transport at Rhode Island Hospital in 2018. The job, often filled in the summer by interns, involves moving patients and equipment.
 / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
SMOOTH RIDE: Elijah Matthews, left, and Xavier Rivera work in central transport at Rhode Island Hospital in 2018. The job, often filled in the summer by interns, involves moving patients and equipment.
 / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
For high school and college students, summer break doesn’t usually conjure up images of hospitals and medical offices. In the so-called “new economy” of the 21st century, however, students need jobs perhaps more than ever and health care is a major growth industry. Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System, Rhode Island’s largest hospital…

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