DOVER – Area high school students considering careers as a nurse or a physician are invited to attend the next meeting of UH TECH on Thursday, November 4.

The program at Union Hospital in Dover begins at 6 p.m. in the Rosenberry Conference Room located next to the hospital’s cafeteria on the ground floor. Talking to the UH TECH students about a career as a doctor will be Dr. Mike McCombs, an internal medicine physician and president of the Union Hospital medical staff. Students will also hear from Bob Ward, a CRNA who will talk about his career in nursing anesthesia and his experiences as a male nurse.

ZoAnn Fulp, RN will discuss the role of advanced practice nursing, and Brittany Burgess, RN will talk about her career as a nurse and a certified wellness coach.

UH TECH is Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare. Monthly programs give high school aged students a close-up view of a variety of healthcare careers.  The program is conducted by Union Hospital staff who contribute their time to planning and conducting monthly meetings at the hospital. “The goal of the program is to give a first-hand look at the wide array of career opportunities in healthcare, meet the professionals here in those jobs, and experience the real hospital setting,” said Carey Gardner, director of development and community relations.

Gardner says UH TECH members will have hands-on experience in areas like radiology, laboratory, operating rooms, vascular laboratory, anesthesia, obstetrics, and many others. Students can join the program at any time and there is no cost to participate. Meetings are usually held at Union Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

For more information, look for UH TECH on Facebook or call 330-602-0778.