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Health Sciences Preview

Join us for a day of exploration.


Friday, April 13, 2018

We welcome you to attend WSU Spokane’s Health Sciences Preview. This visitation program is designed for future students interested in the health sciences, and gives an overview of the opportunities available to you on this campus. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nursing, Medicine and beyond, this event is for you.


1:00-2:00    Check In

1:00-2:00    Academic Fair

2:00-2:15    Welcome

2:15-3:00    Academic Showcases

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Traumatic Brain Injury and Speech Language Pathology

“Future Cougs” will have the opportunity to learn about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology by exploring how the brain works and learning what we do to rehabilitate individuals with brain injuries. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with current Speech and Hearing Sciences students, participate in a traumatic brain injury demonstration, and hold a real human brain!

Capacity: 40


The Future of Pharmacy and The Science of Making Medicine

Have you ever wondered what a pharmacist does behind the counter or how medicine is made? Do you want to know what a career as a pharmacist will look like in the future? If so, please join us for an interactive session where you will learn about clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics research. You will experience how student pharmacists compound and create personalized medication, and you will learn how students research and develop the medicine of the future.

Capacity: 25


Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Helping People Stay Well

Dietitians serve their clients in many ways, and one is teaching them how to make healthy food. Exercise physiologists help their clients stay healthy by prescribing exercise and teaching exercise techniques. Would you like to see dietitians and exercise physiologists in action? If so, please join our session and our faculty and graduate students will show you some of the skills they use in helping their clients, and give you an opportunity to practice these skills as well. You may decide these careers, for which we provide dual training in our undergraduate program, are a good fit for your interests.

Capacity: 30


Nurses for Tomorrow

Students will have an opportunity to view and interact with SimMan 3G, a Human Patient Simulator who looks and acts like a human patient. They will be able to listen to heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope and feel for pulses. They will learn how a Patient Simulator is used in healthcare education and how our nursing students take care of him in patient scenarios.

Capacity: 30


Life as a Medical Student

Are you aware that there are more people in Washington state than there are physicians to care for them? Have you wondered if medical school is for you and if you have what it takes? Walk in the shoes of a medical student by participating in a digital case study solving a medical case. Next you will learn about anatomy to help you understand why science is so important for medical students and doctors. Meet with a current MD student, physician or researcher who are passionate about helping solve the health care access shortage through students like you.

Capacity: 48

3:00-3:30    Campus Tour

3:30-3:50    Funding Your Education

3:50-4:00    Closing


Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane