On Wednesday, September 28, SSM BioScience Program 9th, 10th, and 11th-graders traveled to the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Great Hall to attend the annual Health Careers Fair. In keeping with the BioScience Program’s goal of exposing students to the breadth of health-related careers available to them, students were able to visit with representatives from the University of Minnesota Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy and Public Health.
There were also exhibitors from joint degree programs (such as Law, Science and Technology) and lesser-known programs in Health Informatics, Spirituality and Healing, Mortuary Science, and many more.
After the Fair, BioScience students visited the University of Minnesota’s East Bank Clinic, where the Pet Away Worry and Stress (PAWS) Program was underway. At this bi-weekly event, a wide range of therapy animals (dogs, cats, mini-horses and even a chicken!) are available for students, staff, or visitors to relax and interact with.