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Pipeline to Health Careers

by Rodney Tanaka

March 4, 2008

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Local high school students are invited to attend a workshop to learn about careers in the health professions at Western University of Health Sciences on Thursday, March 6, 2008.

The Clinical Skills Workshop will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the OMM lab in the Health Sciences Center (HSC). WesternU is at 309 E. Second St., Pomona. The workshop is organized by Pipeline to Health Careers, a student organization with the mission of giving the youth of today the tools essential to attain their full academic potential and to help them fulfill their promise as successful and effective professionals of tomorrow. The group fosters students’ passion for science so they will be inspired to seek careers in health professions.

Stations will be set up in the OMM lab so students can participate in demonstrations of different skills, such as checking blood pressure and testing reflexes.


This event may inspire some students to stay in school, said Mary Welch, DO 2010, co-president of Pipeline to Health Careers.

“I want them to say, ‘I can do this. I can be doctor. I can be a physical therapist,’” she said. “That alone makes me want to do it.”

If this is the first time you are attending a Pipeline to Health Careers event, you must bring a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian. Click here to download a permission slip.

For more information, e-mail Pipeline to Health Careers at or call (909) 469-5505.


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