News Release

March 16, 2006

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Clinical Career Day at UConn Health Center

More Than 200 High School Students to Attend

FARMINGTON, CONN. – More than 200 high school students from 16 area schools will be attending Clinical Career Day at the University of Connecticut Health Center on Friday, March 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Workforce shortages in the health care industry are reaching crisis levels. This event will provide students with valuable information aimed at sparking their interest in pursuing a career in the health professions.

Students will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions during a panel discussion featuring representatives from a variety of health fields. A “career fair” will also be held where the students can visit various informational booths, such as dental medicine, nursing and pharmacy, and learn more about the opportunities available to them.

The event is sponsored by the UConn Health Centers’ Human Resources Department, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Celebrate Health Program.

UConn Health includes the schools of medicine and dental medicine, the UConn Medical Group, University Dentists, and John Dempsey Hospital. Home to Bioscience Connecticut, UConn Health pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research and public service. More information about UConn Health is available at

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