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 the 12th annual Path to Health Professions Day on Monday, Feb. 15, at the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Encouraged to attend is 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 wish to learn more about Wright State’s pre-med and pre-professional programs.
“Our hope is that attendees of the event will become more aware of the vast opportunities for careers in health care and how to become more competitive applicants to professional programs,” said Amanda Herbe, assistant director for the Pre-Health Program in the College of Science and Mathematics. “Our focus is to showcase professional programs in Ohio, both to enhance Wright State’s relationship with professional schools and admissions representatives and to offer increased support to our undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students.”
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 be offered a tour of the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building and Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine.
The event will feature exhibits by Wright State University, the Boonshoft School of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Mount St. Joseph University, Marion University and the Kettering College of Medical Arts.
Registration information and event details — including session descriptions, the agenda and a full list of exhibitors — are available at wright.edu/pthp.