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May 12, 2011


envelopeHealth care mentors sought for Shadow Days

To the editor:

The University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA), formerly the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Health Care, is seeking health care professionals from across all health facilities, offices and labs in the Pittsburgh area to volunteer as a mentor for Shadow Days on July 6 and July 14.

Mentors can choose to participate for one or both days. The students are responsible, professional and have received appropriate health clearances, such as PPD tests and HIPAA training. Professionals in any discipline are encouraged to participate.

Shadow Days provide the students an opportunity to observe health care professionals interacting with patients, conducting experiments and performing their daily duties. Our alumni have commented that these two days are the most eye-opening experience of the program.

Since 1991, the former Governor’s School for Health Care has introduced more than 2,300 high school students from across the state to the world of health care. During the four-week program, students reside on the University campus and are actively engaged in a curriculum that focuses on introducing career options, research, understanding public health issues and many other aspects of health care. More information is available at

Individuals or departments interested in participating in the shadowing experience should contact me at 412/647-5362 or

Karen Narkevic




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