Students to learn about health careers at Path to Health Professions Day

Boonshoft School of Medicine students giving information

The Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine is one of a number of organizations participating in the university’s Path to Health Professions Day on Feb. 16. The event provides information to students about careers in health professions as well as courses and activities that can help them prepare for their futures.

Several hundred high school and college students interested in pursuing careers as doctors, nurses, veterinarians or other health professions are expected to converge at Wright State for presentations and tours.

The university will host Path to Health Professions Day on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Encouraged to attend are anyone interested in becoming a physician, dentist, pharmacist, physician assistant, physical therapist, veterinarian, nurse practitioner, psychologist, sports medicine professional or any other health professional. Also welcome are teachers and guidance counselors who wished to learn more about Wright State’s pre-med and pre-professional programs.

“The purpose of this event is to provide information to future and current Wright State students about the health professions and programs available to them,” said Jacqueline Neal, assistant dean in the College of Science and Mathematics. “It also builds relationships between Wright State undergraduate institutions with professional schools and admission representatives throughout Ohio.”

Besides exploring career opportunities, attendees will learn what classes and activities to choose now to best prepare for their futures. In addition to formal health-career sessions, participants will have an opportunity to tour the anatomy labs and Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine.

The event will feature exhibits by Wright State University, the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University of Dayton, Kent State University, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Cedarville University, Marietta College, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, the U.S. Army and Test Prep.

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