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UW Offers Information Session on Health Careers Oct. 25


October 18, 2013 — The University of Wyoming plans an informational session for Wyoming high school, community college and UW Outreach School students who are interested in pursuing careers in health care professions.

The session will take place Friday, Oct. 25, 1-2 p.m., at the following videoconferencing sites across the state: Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, Laramie, Powell, Riverton, Rock Springs, Sheridan and Torrington.

Students who are interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant or optometry are encouraged to attend this information session offered at a distance. Faculty or staff members in community colleges or Outreach School centers, who are interested in learning more about advising pre-professional health students, and the resources UW offers to pre-professional health students, also are welcome to attend.

The session will cover the academic requirements and expectations for admission to various health profession programs at UW. Students will learn about the timelines for preparing and applying to health profession programs; access programs for Wyoming residents (WICHE-PSEP, WY-DENT and WWAMI); and the value of experiences in the areas of research, health care, job shadowing, community service, cross-cultural learning, leadership roles, professional issues, and services and resources offered by the UW Pre-Professional Health Advising office.

The video site locations are as follows:

-- Casper -- UW/Casper College Center, LH 4.

-- Cheyenne -- Laramie County Community College, AB 202.

-- Gillette -- Gillette College campus, Room 171M.

-- Laramie -- Wyo Hall 312.

-- Powell -- Northwest College, ORB 122.

-- Riverton -- Central Wyoming College, ITECC 105.

-- Rock Springs -- Western Wyoming Community College, Room 1229E.

-- Sheridan -- Sheridan College, Watt Agriculture Building, Room 111.

-- Torrington -- Eastern Wyoming College, Tebbet 252.

For more information on the session and video site locations, contact Health Sciences Adviser Craig Vaske by phone at (307) 766-3499 or by email at cvaske@uwyo.edu.

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