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06/15/2010

High School Students on Campus for Health Careers Summer Institute

Quick Facts

 The participants, along with a few students already in college, will attend a number of sessions to help prepare them academically and professionally for the health field.
 The institute is sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University is hosting a Health Careers Summer Institute from June 15-18.

About 130 minority high school students from across South Carolina are staying on campus to learn about various professions. The participants, along with a few students already in college, will attend a number of sessions to help prepare them academically and professionally for the health field.

The sessions include a college fair, lectures on various careers in the health profession that require a two-year and four-degree, professional development, peer education and laboratory work.

The institute is sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC). Established in 1972, the South Carolina AHEC exists to help improve the health of South Carolina’s citizens. It also addresses healthcare workforce needs starting at the level of elementary school education and extending to practicing healthcare professionals throughout the state.

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