JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Medical students at Arkansas State University got a first hand look at their future in the medical field.
The New York Institute of Technology College at A-State hosted their second annual Hospital Day on campus.
The event gave first and second-year medical students a chance to talk with representatives from hospitals and clinics in the both the state and region.
Students gathered information about and decided on different places they can spend their next two years doing rotations.
Third-year medical student Dillion Coplin shared some incite about Thursday’s event with other students.
“A lot of people think since it’s a small community you don’t get as good as training," Coplin said. "Or you don’t get to see as much diverse stuff as you would in a bigger city and for my experience that hasn’t been true. I have friends that are in other residences and programs in big cities and they’re doing exactly what I’m doing.”
Hospital Day gives students a chance to stick around their region instead of going off to a bigger city.
There were more than 20 hospitals and clinics represented at the event.
Currently there are over 100 third-year medical students performing clinical rotations throughout Arkansas and the Delta region.