CSM Celebrates Its Healthcare Faculty, Staff, Students, Grads During National Health Education Week

In recognition of National Health Education Week (Oct. 18-22), the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrates its Health Pathway students’, graduates’, staff, and faculty members’ hard work and contributions to the region’s healthcare workforce. Encompassing credit degree programs like Nursing, EMS, Medical Lab Technology (MLT), and more, and continuing education workforce training certificates in a variety of specialties like Phlebotomy, CNA/GNA, and ECG/EKG Technicians, the Health Pathway at CSM is a broad swath of medical training for a number of different in-demand careers. Some students start their careers while still in college, some complete two years with CSM and advance their education with certifications at CSM; while medical assistants and phlebotomists can get certified in a matter of weeks or months.

Christian Carston Plans to Work Toward Equity in Healthcare

For Christian Carston, of Waldorf, his choice to study nursing at CSM was motivated in part by a desire to recommit to his education, as well as his determination to work in a field where he can ensure communities with people of color have equal access to quality health care – a mission inspired by CSM’s Nursing Pathway instructors.