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AZ: 48 High School Students to Attend Hands-on Health Careers Institute

July 09, 2009

by Karen Mattox

Forty-eight students were selected from a pool of 152 applicants to attend MWU's annual Health Careers Institute from July 9-18 in Glendale, AZ. These potential future physicians and other health professionals will attend labs and medical-school type lectures with MWU faculty and advanced students every day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This year's group includes 44 students from AZ and 4 from out of state (IL, WA, and UT), as well as 11 students who plan to be the first in their families to ever attend college.

New hands-on labs this year will include a dental simulation lab and a patient encounter with iStan, an advanced simulator model featured in an episode of Grey's Anatomy that can bleed, cry, choke, and respond to various emergency procedures. Surgical skills, venipuncture, vital signs, osteopathic manipulative medicine demonstrations, physical therapy lab, pharmacy compounding, and many other activities will be taught again this year, along with information about more than 20 health career options.

Applications for next year's program will be available at beginning January 1.

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For more information, please contact:
Karen Mattox