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Health Professions Day introduces high school students to exciting career opportunities
Posted 10/14/2019 11:57AM

Misericordia University, the regional leader in the health and medical sciences fields, is holding a free interactive program on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 9-11:30 a.m. as part of the fourth annual National Health Professions Week for high school students who are interested in exploring the many exciting career opportunities available in health care.  

Sponsored by the Misericordia University Interprofessional Education Committee, the Health Professions Day program enables students to gain a better understanding of the many specialty careers available in the national health care system by participating in a case study. Academic programs participating in the simulation program include diagnostic medical sonography, exercise science, medical and health humanities, medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy, patient navigation, physical therapy, physician assistant, psychology, social work, and speech-language pathology.

Registration for the program begins at 8 a.m. in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Health Professions Day begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome by Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, Ed.D., dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education. The program concludes with lunch in John and Mary Metz Dining Hall.

The simulation program outlines the importance of health care professionals working together as a cohesive unit during a trauma in order to deliver the best patient outcomes possible.

The hands-on case study involves a motor vehicle accident in which the teenage driver suffers a spinal cord injury. Set up in stations, faculty members and students will represent their academic programs and explain the roles their respective professions play in treating, rehabilitating and returning the accident victim to an active lifestyle.

The interprofessional education program is free, but due to limited seating registration is required. To register, please contact Rachel Oberg, assistant director of admissions, at 570-674-8023 or

Misericordia University Students Walking

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