Sep 20, 2011

NIH Invites Students to Learn More about Careers in Health or Medical Science

Since 2006, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Education has sponsored SciLife, an annual career and college planning event for high school students interested in the health and biomedical sciences.

One of many NIH projects supporting science education, SciLife brings together students, parents, and educators for a day of workshops and speakers with special expertise in health and biomedical fields. The goal is to engage high school students in underserved communities through a series of practical workshops on career exploration and college planning.

The program addresses such issues as choosing the right college, budgeting for college, preparing for the college transition, what professors expect of students, and mistakes to avoid while in college—all in the context of promoting greater interest in health and medical science.

This year’s event, scheduled for October 15th, at Trinity Washington University, has a number of interesting workshops on the agenda including:

  • Applying to College—Do’s and Don’ts

  • From High School to College—Making the Transition

  • Pointers from the Professors

  • Been there…Done that—A Panel of Current College Students

Registration is available on the SciLife website. There is no cost for attending, and lunch is provided. But hurry, as class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Photo courtesy of Trinity Washington University

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