Careers for Kids MEDICINE Cards
- Item #: USGCFKS8MEDI
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CAREERS FOR KIDS MEDICINE CARDS
Card Size: 3.25" x 4.25"
Made in the U.S.A.
Career ideas for kids to think and talk about! The cards give short descriptions, fun facts, open-ended questions for conversation, and an action kids can take to get started.
Career ideas include: Genetic Engineer, Physician, Dietician, Dentist, Emergency Medical Technician, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Nurse, Veterinarian, Health Inspector, etc...
SAMPLE CARD: PHARMACOLOGIST
LEARN ABOUT IT!
A pharmacologist develops new prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. They perform tests to make sure the drugs are safe and to determine how the drugs affect people at different dosages. Pharmacologists may work for federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or they may work for pharmaceutical companies.
THINK ABOUT IT!
Physicians are beginning to cut back on low often they prescribe antibiotics because the drugs are becoming less effective. Apparently, some patients have taken antibiotics so often that some strains of bacteria have become resistant to the drugs.
TALK ABOUT IT!
It takes about 10 years for the FDA to approve a new drug. Why do you think it takes so long? Why are tough standards for drug approval beneficial to patients?
Pharmacologists work with drug manufactures to make sure the instruction labels are easy to understand. Take a look at a few labels on medicine bottles and boxes and note how they are written. Are some words in boldface print or color? Are there any illustrations?