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Attention High School Students Interested in Health Care Careers

The Health Careers Center's high school outreach program, Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes (SGM) has several programs coming this spring.

DSCN5173---for-web.jpgSGM offers half-day "hands-on" health career exploration opportunities for student's currently in grades 9-12 who are curious about exploring a specific health career.

Remaining programs include:
- Medical Doctor: Surgeons and Specialists
- Physical Therapy
- Discoveries and Breakthroughs: Exploring Careers as a Health Researcher

The cost is only $35. Apply early! Sessions fill up fast!

Track our Scrubs, Gloves and Microscopes website to learn more about this exciting and unique program.

Health Careers Fair 2011 is here!

Are you thinking about a health career one day? Wondering what the options are in the field of health careers? Need a starting point? Then this is the event for you!

This annual event pulls together an amazing array of different health professional programs and educational opportunities geared to train you to become the professional you want to be one day. Some of the programs are at the graduate level, others are undergraduate majors, and others are professional programs. Admissions people, students, and recruiters will be there to talk to you, answer your questions, and give you the information you seek on checking out what your options are.

And this year, there will also be programs from outside of the University of Minnesota, as well as some major health care institutions which typically need volunteers! So you will really get a great opportunity to connect with different organizations, programs, and more...starting now!

Event details:
Health Careers Fair 2011
Wednesday, September 28
12:30 - 3:30pm
Coffman Memorial Union - Great Hall
FREE admission

Here's a list of all of the different programs which will be there:

Programs Represented
• Addiction Studies Certificate
• Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• Dental Hygiene
• Dental Therapy
• Dentistry
• Food Science
• Health Informatics
• Joint Degree: Law, Health, Life Sciences
• Kinesiology
• Medicine - Twin Cities
• Medicine - Duluth
• Mortuary Science
• Nursing
• Nutrition
• Occupational Therapy
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Public Health
• Scientific & Technical Communication
• Social Work
• Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
• Spirituality & Healing
• Veterinary Medicine

Student Groups
• Alternative & Integrative Medicine
• Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED): Pre-Med
• Minnesota Medical Leaders
• Peace Corps
• Pre-Dental Club
• Pre-Med Amer. Medical Student Assoc.
• Pre-OT Student Group
• Pre-Optometry Club
• Pre-Pharmacy Club
• Pre-Veterinary Club
• Public Health Association

Centers, Colleges & More
• Career Services-Twin Cities Campus
• Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE)
• Center for Allied Health Programs
• College of Biological Sciences (CBS)
• College of Continuing Education (CCE)
• College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
• Health and Natural Sciences
• Health Careers Center
• Institute for Health Informatics
• Learning Abroad Center
• Minnesota Area Health Education Ctr.
• U of M Rochester

Also Featuring...
• American Red Cross
• Augsburg College
• Des Moines University
• HCMC Volunteer Program
• Illinois College of Optometry
• North Memorial Hospital
• Northwestern Health Sciences University
• U of M Office of Admissions
• Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Choosing a Major for a Health Career

Wondering about choosing a major? This article provides answers to questions such as, "Do I have to major in biology or chemistry?" and "What major is most desired for programs such as medical school or dental school?".

Click here to go to the article: Health Careers: Choosing Your Major

Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes

Want to see what a recent group of visiting high school students did during their trip to the latest Health Careers Center's Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes program? Check out the photos on our Facebook page, in the "photo" section to find out!

If you are interested in learning more about the Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes program for high school students, look here for a calendar and application materials. Sessions run throughout the year, but they fill up register today!

High School Students: Code U is here to help!

Thinking of a health career? Wondering where to start? Code U is a new interactive online workshop geared for you. Hear college students talk about their initial challenges and fears, along with how they became successful college students.

Participate in fun activities, designed to guide you through exploring about different health careers, learning about college requirements, and what you need to do to get started...starting today!

Code U: A High School Student's Guide for College and Health Careers