Students get a summer lesson in healthcare at UE

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Tri-State middle and high school students get a summer lesson in health care.

The University of Evansville is showing kids what it’s like to get into physical therapy, nursing and athletic training.

The program gets students hands-on experience in careers.

UE experts say jobs in the medical field are in high demand. They say it’s key to get young students an opportunity to see what their future could be.

“We are an underserved area in many ways. We have a lot of rural areas, so we need health care practitioners who want to stay in our community, serve our patients, try to improve access in the community.”

UE has done this summer program for the last 15 years.

The school says there are professionals now who went through it years ago.

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(This story was originally published on June 12, 2019)

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