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Multicultural and Underserved Oregon Teens Get Up-Close Look At Health Careers For Four Days At OHSU

   Portland, Ore.

Thirty-three students from throughout Oregon will get to see and feel what health careers are like as part of MedStars Honors Experience held at Oregon Health & Science University from Tuesday, July 18, through Friday, July 21.

MedStars is a residential summer experience designed to help high school students aged 16 to 19 learn how to pursue health career options. The Area Health Education Centers Program sponsors the MedStars program.

Students from rural communities, particularly underserved or ethnic minority students, who have demonstrated an interest in a health career are accepted into the program based on their letters of recommendation and application. It is a way to attract students of diverse backgrounds into health care careers.

The teens will get to see what a day in the life of different health care professionals is really like. They'll learn how to take vital signs, feel for tumors, learn about the musculoskeletal system and view a mock anatomy class. They'll get to experience medical research, surgery skills, neurology, genetics and dental skills. 

MedStar Student Schools

W. Albany HS
Ashland HS
Astoria Sr HS
Bend Sr HS
Summit HS
Mt. View HS
Sisters HS
Canby HS
Nestucca HS
Condon HS
Crescent Valley HS
N. Marion HS
N. Douglas HS
N. Valley HS
Klamath Union HS
Madras HS
Mclaughlin HS
Rex Putnam HS
Hood River Valley
Nyssa HS
Wheeler HS
Glide HS
W. Salem HS
Scappoose HS
Sisters HS
Roseburg Sr HS
Phoenix HS
Waldport HS
Wilsonville HS

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