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STAR Applications Due March 12!

(March 7, 2012) Do you know a high school student who is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? Point that student in the right direction with the 2012 STAR Summer Program! Academic Outreach will accept applications for the 7th annual Science-Technology-Academics-Research program until 4:00 pm on Monday, March 12.

From June 11 through July 18, STAR students will experience one-on-one job shadows with the departments of their choice; tour numerous departments; spend a day at Elmwood Fitness Center; observe presentations from physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses; work with the DaVinci robot; conduct experiments with researchers in the iLab; witness a surgery via web camera; get CPR certified; take medical terminology courses; enjoy lunch with University of Queensland medical students; and so much more!

To qualify for STAR, students must be 16 years old by June 1, 2012 and cannot turn 18 before August 1, 2012. Applicants must also submit all the required paperwork: the application, two recommendation letters, and an essay detailing the student’s desire to be a 2012 STAR Student Scholar.

After committee review, the top 25% of applicants will be called for interviews with the STAR administrative team. Following this competitive process, 16 students will be selected, along with 4 alternates, to make up the STAR Class of 2012.

To print an application or to learn more about STAR, click to the STAR website or contact Allison Sharai at 504-842-5321 or asharai@ochsner.org.

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