High School and college students can explore health careers at Wright State Feb. 17

High school and college students can learn more about a variety of health-related careers during Path to Health Professions Day on Feb. 17 at Wright State.

Several hundred high school and college students interested in becoming a health professional are expected to converge at Wright State for special presentations and tours on Presidents’ Day.

The annual Path to Health Professions Day will take place Monday, Feb. 17, at the Wright State Student Union from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Optional tours of campus and housing, research laboratories, nursing skills lab and the Boonshoft School of Medicine will be offered. 

Encouraged to attend is anyone interested helping others through the health professionals. 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 Rob Cowles, Pre-Professional Health Program coordinator for the College of Science and Mathematics.

Sessions will be held on the following topics:

  • Sports Science (Sports Medicine and Health/Fitness)
  • Health and Fitness concentration
  • Sports Medicine concentration
  • Dentistry
  • Physician Assistant
  • Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Professional Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Allopathic Medicine (M.D.) and the Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Medical Lab Science
  • Nursing/Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health
  • Medical Student Q&A
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Wright State Admissions, Financial Aid and Housing

Besides exploring career opportunities, attendees will learn what classes and activities to choose now to best prepare for their futures. Parents, friends and families of interested students are welcome to attend.

Current Wright State pre-health students who want to connect with Ohio professional schools and programs are also invited to attend. No registration is needed for them. In addition college students interested in becoming health care providers and learning more about transferring to Wright State are welcome.

Registration information and event details — including session descriptions and the agenda — are available at wright.edu/pthp. RSVP by Feb. 14 on the event website.

The event is hosted by the Pre-Professional Health Program in the College of Science and Mathematics.

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