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Foreign High School Students Learn about Health Careers at Duquesne

Through the International Student Health Professions Institute, 25 high school juniors and seniors are traveling from seven foreign countries to explore careers in health sciences in Pittsburgh at Duquesne’s International Student Health Professions Institute.

Duquesne’s Office of International Programs created this institute, the first residential program to be offered in Pittsburgh exclusively for foreign high school students. It will focus on preparation for health careers and highlight the city’s status as a significant health provider worldwide. Health-care partners across the city will be collaborators, sharing their facilities with students.

Student activities include learning to suture; compounding pharmaceuticals; hearing from international doctors and medical students living in Pittsburgh; learning to splint; participating in a clinical nursing experience; shadowing health care professionals at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh; visiting McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine; and taking a behind-the-scenes tour at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

WHERE: Duquesne University campus, with some activities at other locations throughout the city.

WHEN: Monday through Friday, July 16-July 20
Approx. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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