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William Carey Hosts a Health Care Symposium for High School Students

HATTIESBURG, MISS. - Wednesday morning, William Carey University hosted its annual “Careers in Health Care Symposium.”

The event featured educators from both William Carey University and Pearl River Community College to inform high school students about the career paths that exist in the healthcare field.

“So, our purpose is to expose high school students, juniors and seniors typically... Not only to William Carey University and what we have to offer, but also to the different medical fields they might not even realize are a reality,” William Carey Admissions Counselor, Brennan Pitts said.

The event sessions were held in the Student Conference Center and the School of Nursing auditorium. The event offered students an opportunity to observe the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the WCU School of Nursing, and WCU Physical Therapy.

“Basically we saw the medical professions that they offer here, and a lot of different things going on,” High school participant Mary Matheny said. “We saw some cadavers, simulation labs, and everything.”

In addition to exposure to various medical departments at William Carey, the symposium provided students with information on various scholarships relevant to students pursuing a career in the medical field.

“Really it’s just giving us a lot of oversight on what this college offers, and how we can better ourselves for our future professions,” High school participant Thomas Hall said.

Today’s health care symposium happened to turn out the largest crowd the university has seen since they’ve been doing this event, with more than 600 students attending.



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