Midwestern University Offers Hands-on Healthcare Career Experiences for High School Students

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January 14, 2020 | Glendale, AZ

Health Careers Institute for High School Students High school juniors and seniors from all over Arizona can learn about healthcare careers through free hands-on labs and experiences.

Midwestern University, in partnership with the BHHS Legacy Foundation, is offering high school students a full slate of free programs designed to stoke their interest in healthcare careers.

Beginning on February 13th with the Arizona Regional Brain Bee, Midwestern University will then host its annual Health Sciences Career Day on March 3rd. The capstone event, the seven-day Health Careers Institute for High School Students, takes place from July 9th to July 17th.

A live competition similar to a spelling bee, the Arizona Regional Brain Bee offers students the chance to compete for scholarships and other prizes by answering questions about the brain and central nervous system. Participation is free, and the winner will receive airfare and expense money to compete in the National Brain Bee Competition.

The Health Sciences Career Day is designed for high school classes to visit University labs, tour the campus, and attend interactive presentations by healthcare professionals.  Classes will have the opportunity to choose hands-on workshops highlighting careers in osteopathic medicine, optometry, dental medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, biomedical sciences, perfusion, podiatric medicine, clinical psychology, physical therapy, nurse anesthesia, speech-language pathology, and veterinary medicine.

For students who want to learn about health careers more in depth, MWU will offer its seven-day Health Careers Institute for High School Students in July.  Each day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Midwestern faculty and advanced students will teach workshops in anatomy, physiology, and introductory skills for various health professions, with a special focus on how to prepare for college and what to expect from each profession. Guest lectures for this exciting summer program will include current medical topics such as Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Drug Abuse, Healthcare Volunteer Opportunities, and more. In addition, participants will attend a medical field trip to the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus Hospital.

Registration Dates and Information:

Arizona Regional Brain Bee, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2020
Contact: 623/572-3298, azevents@midwestern.edu
More Information/Online Registration: www.midwestern.edu/azbrainbee

Health Sciences Career Day, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Registration Closed – Contact for Waitlist Information
Contact: 623/572-3298, azevents@midwestern.edu
More Information: www.midwestern.edu/AZScienceDay

Health Careers Institute for High School Students, July 9 to July 17, 2020
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020 (Must be current junior or senior in high school)
Contact: 623/572-3298, azevents@midwestern.edu
More Information: www.midwestern.edu/azhealthcareersinstitute