Several hundred high school and college students interested in pursuing careers as doctors, therapists, nurses, veterinarians or other health professions will converge on the Wright State University campus on Presidents Day for presentations and tours.
The College of Science and Mathematics will hold its annual Path to Health Professions Day on Monday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union.
Wright State students are welcome to participate as their schedules permit.
Those encouraged to attend include students interested in becoming a physician, dentist, pharmacist, physician assistant, physical or occupational therapist, veterinarian, nurse practitioner, psychologist or public health official.
Teachers and guidance counselors who wish to learn more about Wright State’s pre-med and pre-professional programs are also welcome.
“The purpose of the event is to provide information to future and current Wright State students about health care careers,” said Jacqui Neal, director of pre-health programs at Wright State. “Students have the opportunity to speak with career professionals, admission directors and medical students to better understand how to plan a successful path in reaching their goals.”
In addition to exploring career opportunities, attendees will learn which classes and activities they should choose now to best prepare for their futures. Participants can sit in on formal health-career sessions and tour the anatomy labs at Wright State and the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
The event will also feature exhibits by Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health, Ohio State University College of Optometry, Mount St. Joseph Physical Therapy Program, Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine, Army Health Professions and ROTC, Cedarville University College of Pharmacy, Ohio University Physician Assistant Program and Kaplan Test Prep.
Registration and program information are available on the Pre-Health Program website.