News Release

March 18, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Media Advisory

Clinical Career Day at UConn Health Center March 20

High School Students From Throughout Connecticut to Attend

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Clinical Career Day returns to the University of Connecticut Health Center Friday, March 20. More than 300 students from 20 Connecticut high schools will learn more about careers in health care by visiting health care professionals at information booths and attending workshops.

The students will gather in the Massey and Patterson auditoriums at 9 a.m. for welcoming remarks from Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, UConn Health Center vice president for health affairs and dean of the UConn School of Medicine. The information booths will open at 9:15 a.m. in the Food Court and the Academic Lobby, and the breakout sessions run from 11:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. in various locations.

Available topics range from nursing, emergency medicine, primary care and pharmacy to public health, medical assisting, ultrasound, and genetics and developmental biology.

Clinical Career Day is an annual event that the UConn School of Medicine’s Area Health Education Center introduced in 2004, with co-sponsorship from the Health Center’s Human Resources Department and Celebrate Health program.

To get to the UConn Health Center main entrance: 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. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

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