The Northeast Ohio Medical University-Cleveland State University Partnership for Urban Health and the Cleveland Medical Association (CMA) are hosting a free health care expo that pairs local middle school students with physicians, pharmacists, dentists and other health care professionals. The Middle School Health Professions Expo will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at CSU’s Center for Innovations in Medical Professions building.
The one-day educational experience provides hands-on activities for CPR, suturing, splinting, orthopedics procedures and how to check vital signs. Students will interact with health care professionals specializing in speech and hearing, emergency medical services, dentistry, nutrition, medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy. Gaining insight on their roles and responsibilities, the middle schoolers will learn about pathways to and the rewards of working in the health care field. Students will rotate through several hands-on stations including walking through a 26-foot long MEGA-heart display to see how the environment affects people’s health.
“The mission of the Partnership for Urban Health is to recruit, educate and train students right here in Northeast Ohio. That goal starts with exposing middle school students, particularly those from underserved communities, to many different health care professions,” stated Sonja Harris-Haywood, M.D., co-director of the Partnership. “The expo provides middle school students with hands-on experiences and exposure by connecting the students with the large number of health professions in the Cleveland community.”
The expo is open to students currently in grades six through eight. There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to attend the expo along with their child. Parking vouchers will be available. The expo is made possible through the support of the Cleveland Medical Association and The Cleveland Foundation.
Registration for the expo is currently open and available at surveymonkey.com/r/N6XBB7Q. For more information, please contact Lisa Eulinberg at 216.802.3195.