News Release

March 14, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Clinical Career Day at UConn Health Center

More Than 300 High School Students to Attend

FARMINGTON, CONN. – More than 300 high school students from 16 area schools will be attending Clinical Career Day at the University of Connecticut Health Center on Wednesday, March 19, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 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 attend a variety of health-related workshops such as musculoskeletal medicine, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, anatomic pathology and athletic training. A “career fair” will also be held so the students can learn more about the opportunities available to them in different medical fields including dental medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

The event is sponsored by the UConn Health Center’s 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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