News Release

March 25, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Photos: Clinical Career Day at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – More than 300 students from 20 Connecticut high schools attended the University of Connecticut Health Center’s sixth annual Clinical Career Day March 20. They met with professionals from fields such as medicine, dental medicine, nursing and pharmacy to learn more about careers in health care.

Caption: Granby Memorial High School juniors Chloe Lewis (left) and Lauren Clark use gloved hands to inspect a smoker’s diseased lungs during a gross anatomy workshop at the UConn Health Center’s Clinical Career Day March 20.

Paula Bell, a medical assistant in the emergency department at John Dempsey Hospital, demonstrates an oxygen sensor machine on Brianna Tenore, a sophomore at Rocky Hill High School visiting the UConn Health Center for Clinical Career Day March 20.

Caption: Cynthia Lamar, a senior at Kennedy High School in Waterbury, tries out a dental instrument during Clinical Career Day at the UConn Health Center March 20.

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