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Strong Turnout at UCSF's 11th Annual High School Outreach Conference

April 28, 2014

UCSF's 11th Annual High School Outreach Conference (HSOC)This past Saturday, UCSF's Parnassus Heights campus welcomed 200 high school students from throughout the Bay Area to UCSF's 11th Annual High School Outreach Conference (HSOC).

Students spent the day rotating through presentations led by student volunteers from each of UCSF's schools, giving them direct experiences with the everyday activities of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and nursing students, as well as other health professions and sciences represented at UCSF.

"The conference strives to educate the students interactively, and each school offers a hands-on, often one-to-one learning experience for each student" explains D2 Valentina Zahran, HSOC Chair.

The high school visitors learned, among many other activities during a busy day, how to use crutches with physical therapy students; how to triage patients with medical students; how to perform CPR with nursing students; how to drill and take impressions with dental students; and how to evaluate medications with pharmacy students.

Adds Zahran: "The conference was a resounding success, and we look forward to the continued support and involvement of the UCSF community as we plan for next year!"


Top to bottom: HSOC demonstrations from the schools of medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and pharmacy.