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Girls’ Career Day

The Center for Women's Health Research Annual Celebration of Girls' Career Day

Girls' Career Day
Every year, the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) celebrates Girls' Career Day by providing an opportunity for high-school age girls to explore healthcare and science careers.  This educational and fun day, offers an inside look at several centers operating on the Anschutz Medical Campus, provides hands-on learning experiences and gives participants an opportunity to attend lectures and Q&A sessions with scientists and healthcare professionals.  This celebration and educational event, has allowed hundreds of girls to gain insight into the working lives of scientists and healthcare professionals.

This special day is one the entire CWHR community looks forward to every year. 

Girls' Career Day 2018

When:  Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (MT) 

Where:  University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
12348 E Montview Blvd
Aurora, Colorado 80045


2018 ​Girls' Career Day Agenda


Parent-Daughter Breakfast and Registration
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 3rd floor

Center for Surgical Innovation
Bioscience 1 Building
Observe surgical procedures and learn about the state of the art surgical technology in one of the region’s most high-tech training facilities.
Research Complex 2
Learn about the fascinating research in the vascular mechanics and pulmonary structure function labs. Discover how tissues are tested with complex machines in order to gain a better understanding of what happens to them when they are diseased.
Lunch and Learn
Academic Office 1, 7th floor
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD
Academic Office 1, 7th floor
Hear from one of the top neurosurgeons in the country. Learn about her career, the required education and training for neurosurgery and research, and a typical week as a neurosurgeon and researcher.
Medical School and Nursing School Admissions Q & A
Academic Office 1, 7th floor
Interested in applying to medical school or nursing school after college? Learn about the process from admissions staff from the CU School of Medicine and CU School of Nursing.
Wells Simulation Center
Leprino Building, 1st floor
In this state of the art simulation lab, participants will be able to assess a patient coming out of surgery, including talking to a patient, listening to heart and lung sounds, feeling the patient’s pulse, and giving the patient medication to help with postoperative pain.
Sarah Perman, MD
Leprino Building, 6th floor
Ever wonder what it is like to work in an ER? Dr. Sarah Perman will share her experiences and insights as a physician in the Emergency Department and as a researcher who is studying sex differences in post cardiac arrest care. Her team will also teach the fundamentals of bystander CPR.
Emergency Medical Services
Leprino Building, 6th floor
Learn about careers in emergency medical services and about the required training and certification to become an emergency medical provider.
Pick up at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center​

Past Girls' Career Days Events

2017 Exploring Healthcare Careers for High School-Aged Girls

2016 Exploring Careers in Health Care