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Idaho State University Health Science Experience Night set November 9 in Pocatello

November 3, 2022

In an effort to encourage teens and young adults to begin thinking about careers in health care, high school and college students from around Southeast Idaho are invited to Idaho State University to learn about dozens of health professions programs, tour the campus at Health Science Experience Night, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

“Health Science Experience Night is a wonderful opportunity for students to see the many health professions that ISU has to offer. They experience firsthand what professionals do in the field each day,” said Chris Owens, PharmD, associate vice president for health sciences.

Attendees can visit with ISU faculty and students from health programs across campus, participate in interactive demonstrations, and tour many of the university’s buildings and laboratories, including the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories, equipped with 3D and virtual technology.

“We know there is a shortage of health care workers nationwide, and particularly here in Idaho,” said Rex Force, vice president for health sciences and senior vice provost at ISU. “This event gives students an early,  hands-on look at what it’s like to work in these careers, and shows them how they can be part of something bigger than themselves by helping other people in meaningful ways.”

Students and their parents can engage with academic program representatives from nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, counseling, medical laboratory science, homeland security and emergency management, and many more experts from Idaho's leader in health sciences education.  

Advanced learning technologies through hands-on activities include:

  • Explore career and education pathways
  • Visit with faculty members & students
  • Participate in medical demonstrations
  • Experience human patient simulation
  • Observe presentations in the Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory for those ages 17 and older only. Written parental consent is required for minors (those under 18). Please view and print the Consent Form found on the event webpage.

The event will begin at ISU’s Lecture Center,  620 Memorial Drive, Building #67, Pocatello, ID. From there students and families can visit a variety of campus locations for tours and interactive activities. Transportation can be arranged for those with limited mobility. The event is free and all students are eligible for door prizes, ISU gear and promotional items. Pre-registration is requested. For information about Health Science Experience Night, visit isu.edu/hsen or call (208) 282-1497.


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