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International High School Students Study Health Careers at Duquesne

Duquesne University’s Office of International Programs is sponsoring a health professions institute for international high school students.

Eighteen high school juniors and seniors are traveling from 11 destinations worldwide to explore careers in health sciences in Pittsburgh at Duquesne’s International Student Health Professions Institute. 

Student activities include learning about the workings of a heart by viewing a dissection, suturing an artificial hand, participating in a clinical nursing experience, shadowing professional healthcare workers at UPMC Mercy, hearing from international doctors and medical students living in Pittsburgh, visiting the McGowan Medical Research Center and touring the Pittsburgh Zoo.

This program, created four years ago for international students interested in healthcare careers, is the first residential program of its type in Pittsburgh.

While in the city, students will learn about the Pittsburgh’s status as a significant health provider worldwide and healthcare partners across the city will collaborate, sharing their facilities with students.

Duquesne University campus and at other locations throughout the city.

Sunday through Friday, July 12-18, approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.