Every year we host a unique opportunity for high school-aged girls to explore careers in health care and research. Our Girls' Career Day offers an inside look at a variety of centers and departments on the Anschutz Medical Campus, engages participants in hands-on learning experiences, and gives participants an opportunity to attend lectures and Q&A sessions with scientists and healthcare professionals. The event is for rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen (those who have just finished high school) and is typically held in early June with registration opening in early May.
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In 2019, fifty high school-aged girls joined us for this event, learning from and interacting with healthcare professionals and researchers across campus in surgery, communications, endocrinology, psychiatry, dental medicine and pharmacy. Neill Epperson, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Ludeman Center senior faculty, shared the inspirational story of her upbringing, her education and her career path and provided helpful insights to the girls. They also took part in activities and talked with staff and leadership about programs at the School of Medicine, the Physician Assistant program, the Physical Therapy program, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.
We are very thankful to The List Family Foundation for their support of this event.
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