Students can get hands-on hospital experience

Students can get hands-on hospital experience
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UH TECH stands for Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare and has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in health care. Each UH TECH Career Camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use and the education needed to enter the field.

                        

Area high school students considering or wanting to learn more about careers in health care can participate in a free hands-on program hosted over the next few months at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.

The first Union Hospital TECH Career Program will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the hospital, where students will learn about UH TECH, tour Union Hospital and receive hands-on experience in the laboratory department and radiology department.

UH TECH stands for Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare and has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in health care. Each UH TECH Career Camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use and the education needed to enter the field.

The program is completely free for high school students.

For questions and/or to register by phone, call the hospital’s community relations department at 330-308-3599. Students should register for each event they are interested in attending.

UH TECH Career Program is held once a month on Saturday mornings through April. The next sessions are scheduled Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13.

After the final Career Camp event, graduating seniors are invited to apply for a $1,000 UH TECH scholarship award, given annually to a student who plans to continue his/her education after high school in a health-care-related field.


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