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Sixth graders get special behind the scenes look at healthcare careers

Posted at: 05/03/2013 7:27 PM

Some local sixth graders got a very special behind-the-scenes look at the healthcare careers Friday.

The students from School No. 15 in the city stepped out of the classroom Friday morning as they took a trip to the University of Rochester's School of Nursing. The kids had a unique opportunity to learn about careers in physical therapy, nutrition, nursing and medicine.

Eric Williamson, sixth grade teacher, said, “Even if you're interested in some other area or you have a talent that you don't necessarily think is going to work in the medical field, that you can find a profession regardless of what you're good at, you can find a way to work that into being successful.”

The program is geared to reach out to students interested in science or technology.