News Release

April 10, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

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Getting a Jump on Health Care Career Education

UConn Health Center’s ’09 High School Mini Medical/Dental School

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The University of Connecticut Health Center will award diplomas to more than 60 students from 19 Connecticut high schools who will have completed this year’s High School Mini Medical/Dental School program Thursday, April 23. (A list of the high schools represented is below.)

It will mark the end of eight weekly after-school sessions of lectures and demonstrations by UConn School of Medicine and UConn School of Dental Medicine faculty. The program concludes with the April 23 session, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Health Center’s Low Learning Center. At 6 p.m. the students will receive their diplomas. A reception will be held in the academic lobby from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

Participating Schools:

  • Avon High School
  • Bloomfield High School
  • Farmington High School
  • Glastonbury High School
  • Bulkeley High School, Hartford
  • Sports & Medical Sciences Academy, Hartford
  • University High School, Hartford
  • Emmanuel Christian Academy, Newington
  • Rockville High School
  • Rocky Hill High School
  • Simsbury High School
  • Tolland High School
  • Trumbull High School
  • Waterbury High School
  • Chase Collegiate School, Waterbury
  • Crosby High School, Waterbury
  • Waterbury Arts Magnet School
  • Hall High School, West Hartford
  • Windsor High School

To get to the Low Learning Center: Entering the campus from Route 4, at the first stop sign, continue straight. Bear left at the fork and continue up the hill. The main entrance is straight past the next stop sign. Visitor parking is available on the other side of the gate. Take the escalator in the lobby down to the ground floor and follow the signs for the Henry B.C. Low M.D. Learning Center. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

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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