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Introduction

"What do I want to do when I graduate?" is a question most high school students face at one time or the other. And for some, the Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions'(SHRP) Health Science Careers program helps answer that question.

The Health Science Careers program enables juniors and seniors to earn up to 31 college credits in preparation for a career in a health field. It is a program that occurs between high schools and Rutgers, SHRP and it is part of the regular high school day at each individual high school.


The program held its twentieth and largest annual Student Recognition Ceremony on June 6, 2013 at the Pines Resturant in Edison, NJ. Suzanne D'Anna, MS., Health Science Careers Program Director and Julie O'Sullivan Maillet, Ph.D.,RD, Interim Dean welcomed 1257 students from 53 high schools throughout New Jersey. All 1257 students were awarded a Certificate for Participation in the Health Science Careers program. Two students from each high school who achieved academic excellence were also awarded Certificates for Academic Excellence. Julie O'Sullivan Maillet, Ph.D.,RD, Interim Dean at SHRP spoke addressing a wide range of topics, including the demand for professionals in more than 200 health care fields.

Sussex

Students and teacher from Sussex County Vocational Technical School.  Sussex was one of the first three high schools to begin  participating in the Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions, Health Science Careers program starting in 1993.  Their

professor Chris McKiernan is on the left middle row.

Union

Studenets and teachers form Union City High School, our newest participant in the Rutgers, School of Health Related

Professions, Health Science Careers program.  Their professors, Kim Moreno lower right row and Nadia Makar top row on the right.

Jeanette Garcia from Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains, NJ and Camille Marie O. Duenas from Mary Help of Christians Academy NJ were awarded the Pat Olson Memorial Scholarship.  The winners were chosen based on an essay written about the students interest in a health profession.  Those students received a monetary scholarship and recognition at the last UMDNJ-SHRP Annual Recognition ceremony held at the Pines Restaurant on May 21, 2013.

Kotoyia Miller and Judeline Noelvil from East Orange High School in East Orange, NJ were awarded the Clint Dozier Academic Acheivement Award.  This scholarship was awarded for the students academic achievement for earning the high honor roll for eight consecutive marking periods at their high school.  Those students received a monetary scholarship and recognition at the last UMDNJ-SHRP Annual Recognition ceremony held at the Pines restaurant on May 21, 2013.

Schools participating in the Heath Science Careers Program: Participating_Schools_HSC_2012_2013

We are looking forward to celebrating the twenty-first anniversary of the Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions Heath Science Careers Program on June 5th, 2014.

 

 

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