Middle School Students to See Higher Education First Hand

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host a Health Career Promotions Event for middle school students to provide awareness of the health sciences center programs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 11 and 12) at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St. Room 100.

TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., said this is an opportunity to give middle school students an overview of and interest in health care professions.

“We believe it is important to reach out to students in this age group to begin initiation into the health field,” Mitchell said. “Students will have the opportunity to hear from TTUHSC faculty, staff and students about the numerous programs within our various schools.”

Representatives from the schools of allied health sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, will provide insight into their programs currently available in the health field.  In addition to the presentations, students will experience hands-on activities for student participation.

8:30 a.m.         Welcome/President Mitchell

8:40 a.m.         School of Allied Health Sciences

9:30 a.m.         School of Pharmacy

10:10 a.m.       Telemedicine

10:30 a.m.       Healthy Lubbock

10:40 a.m.       School of Medicine

11:10 a.m.       SimLife Center Tour/School of Nursing

12:10 p.m.       Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

12:30 p.m.      Closing

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