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2014 hPod Health Professional Opportunity Day

Young students get hands-on experience in health care

hPod student at the dental school

More than 200 young students recently participated in the 2014 Health Professions Opportunity Day (hPod) at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The 7th Annual hPod Conference welcomed middle- and high- schools students from across the Denver Metro area, along with 75 parents. The purpose of the program is to expose youth to health professions through hands-on workshops, as well as to showcase the facilities at CU Anschutz.

For the third year of this event, the Office of Inclusion and Outreach partnered with the Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs from CU Denver. All of this year’s attendees also participate in one of the University-sponsored pre-collegiate programs, including Pre-Collegiate Middle School, Pre-Collegiate Development Program, Pre-Collegiate Health Careers, Upward Bound, and CU Denver Scholars.

"The hPod program would not have been as successful without the support of many volunteers including several students from the downtown campus, Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) and, of course, the great students from the various Anschutz Medical Campus programs who lead the workshops," said Christian Valtierra, assistant director, Office of Diversity and Outreach.

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