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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 han​ds-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. 

2018 ​Girls' Career Day

On Tuesday, June 19th, the Center for Women’s Health Research and UCHealth hosted 50 girls from across the state for the 4th Annual Exploring Health Care Careers for high school aged girls. Attendees participated in numerous hands on activities and interacted with faculty in the departments of neurology, surgery, bioengineering, and emergency medicine. Attendees had the unique opportunity to:

  • Practice suturing techniques at the Center for Surgical Innovation with surgical residents from the School of Medicine.
  • Got an inside look and participated in interactive activities at the bioengineering labs of Kendall Hunter, PhD, Bradford Smith, PhD, and Emily Gibson, PhD.
  • Gained an understanding of medical school and nursing school admissions and programs from Nichole Zehnder, MD and Anapin Thielen. 
  • Learned about the education, training, accomplished career, and work-life balance of neurosurgeon and researcher Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD.
  • Learned about the training and career of paramedics and firefighters from Falck and Aurora Fire Department.
  • Experienced a medical simulation of a failing patient at the Wells Simulation Center.
  • Learned the fundamentals of by-stander CPR from emergency medicine physician, Sarah Perman, MD​​​​

See the complete agenda to the 2018 Girls' Career Day​.​​​


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