Our nation's future doctors, veterinarian, nurses, dentists, athletic trainers and pharmacists will get a preview of their college education Thursday as the University welcomes prospective students to its pre-health open house.
Nearly 200 high school students from seven schools throughout South Florida are expected to attend and take part in demonstrations of various medical skills and techniques. Visitors are expected from Royal Palm Beach High School, Palm Beach Lakes High School Bio-Tech and Nursing programs, John I. Leonard High School, Atlantic High School, Summit Christian High School and Golden Gates Heights High School in Naples.
Tyler Hamilton, assistant professor of athletic training, said that demonstrations are planned of rehabilitation techniques, taping techniques and emergency management of spinal cord injuries.
In the nursing skills lab, guests will put on masks and gloves for hands on practice on mannequin patients. School of Nursing Dean Dr. Joanne Masella said that guests get a good feel for nursing education from these visits.
In addition, students will have clinical experiences with other pre-health majors including pre-medicine, pre-dental and pre-veterinarian as well as pharmaceutical concentration, which is the precursor to admission to the University's Gregory School of Pharmacy.
After lunch in the Fresh Food Company, guests will find out about financial aid and the admission application process.