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Hands-on Healthcare Career Exploration at Duquesne University

International high school students will be suturing artificial hands and learning about the internal workings of the heart while watching a dissection during a health career exploration program at Duquesne University July 12-18.

Eighteen high school juniors and seniors will participate in clinical nursing, shadow professional healthcare workers at UPMC Mercy, visit the McGowan Medical Research Center and take a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium during the fourth annual International Student Health Professions Institute sponsored by the Duquesne University Office of International Programs.

This is the first residential program to be offered in Pittsburgh specifically geared toward international high school students and highlights the city’s status as a significant health provider worldwide. Healthcare partners across the city will collaborate and share their facilities with students.

The students hail from the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.

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