Midwestern University in Glendale offers high school students a full slate of free programs designed to stoke their interest in healthcare careers.
In 2024, the university’s events for high school students start in February with the Arizona Regional Brain Bee, followed later in the month by the Health Sciences Career Day. Midwestern University’s capstone event, the nine-day Health Careers Institute for High School Students, takes place in June.
The Health Sciences Career Day is designed for high school classes from all around Arizona to benefit from interactive presentations and activities designed by Midwestern’s healthcare professionals during an all-day on-campus event. Hands-on lab activities and presentations will highlight careers in osteopathic medicine, optometry, dental medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, biomedical sciences, perfusion, podiatric medicine, clinical psychology, physical therapy, nurse anesthesia, graduate nursing, speech-language pathology, public health, precision medicine, and veterinary medicine.
Space is limited. Interested schools must register online by Friday, Nov. 10 to be entered into a lottery. If selected, schools are eligible to register up to 40 students per class, along with a teacher chaperone.