MHS graduate pokes in science class, teaches phlebotomy

Joe Carmicheal (MHS '07), phlebotomist at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, shows MHS students in PLTW Biomedical Sciences class how to draw blood.

Joe Carmicheal (MHS ’07), phlebotomist at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, shows MHS students in PLTW Biomedical Sciences class how to draw blood.

A recent graduate of Marshalltown High School went back to visit with needles, a fake arm and knowledge in the medical field to share with science classes.

Joe Carmichael, a 2007 MHS graduate, the 2012 Iowa Phlebotomist of the Year and a phlebotomist at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, taught the principles of biomedical science class Wednesday about what a phlebotomist does, showed them different types of needles and taught them how to draw blood.

Read the full story in today’s Marshalltown Times-Republican.

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