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School of Medicine to hold ‘scrubs’ ceremony for Hug High’s Health Science Academy


The University of Nevada School of Medicine will hold a welcoming ceremony on Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. for students participating in Hug High School’s Health Science Academy.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony to be held at the School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine building on the north end of the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

The ceremony, in which high school students participating in the Health Science Academy will receive their medical “scrubs,” marks the continuation of a 20-year educational partnership between the two schools. Brief remarks will be made by officials of both the School of Medicine and Hug High School and students from both institutions will be present.

The Health Science Academy at Hug High fosters a challenging learning environment allowing students to explore health careers, post-secondary education, volunteer work experience and internships while completing rigorous courses increasing college preparedness. Medical and health service and other related themes are integrated into the traditional high school curriculum with a focus on hands-on experiences facilitated by School of Medicine faculty and students.

The School of Medicine offers Health Science Academy students activities to learn more about health occupations including shadowing opportunities, tours of medical school facilities, a chance to further develop problem-solving skills and practice “thinking like a doctor” through direct contact with medical students and faculty.

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