Nearly 400 high school students, many considering careers in health care, spent part of Friday at UConn Health’s 10th Clinical Career Day.
The annual program draws students from throughout the state and some from Massachusetts—this year, 31 schools in all—to meet professionals in medicine, dental medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and other health care fields such as social work, paramedics, and laboratory medicine.
The cafeteria temporarily served as a career fair. When the students were done visiting the booths, they broke into smaller groups and headed to classrooms. Open heart surgery, gross anatomy, internal medicine, physical therapy and diagnostic imaging were just some of the topics offered.