High school students eligible for free healthcare education series

7-day event at Midwestern University in July


High school students interested in an in-depth look at healthcare careers are encouraged to apply for Midwestern University’s seven-day Health Careers Institute for High School Students, which will take place on the University’s Glendale campus, 19555 N. 59th Ave., from July 9–17.

This free program, sponsored by Midwestern and the BHHS Legacy Foundation, is open to current high school juniors and seniors. Forty-eight participants will be selected based on their interest in science and the health professions, as demonstrated by coursework, volunteer activities, high school transcript, a teacher recommendation, and an application.

Applications for the annual summer event must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 1. Visit midwestern.edu/azhealthcareersinstitute to download an application, or call 623-572-3353.

Each day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during this hands-on program, Midwestern faculty and advanced students will teach workshops in anatomy, physiology, and introductory skills for various health professions, with a special focus on how to prepare for college and what to expect from each profession. Guest lectures will include current medical topics such as emergency medicine, sports medicine, drug abuse, healthcare volunteer opportunities, and more.

In addition, participants will attend a medical field trip to the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus Hospital, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.