High school students get hands on training at UofL

High school students get hands on training at UofL
Some Central High School seniors won’t have to wait until college to get the training they need for their careers. (Jackson, Sarah)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It looked and sounded just like a real dentist's office. However, the people in gowns on Tuesday were all seniors from Central High School getting hands on experience inside the University of Louisville's School of Dentistry.

More than 120 seniors were at the university’s Health Sciences Campus to explore health-related careers and see what it takes to become a student at the university.

High school students visit UofL

Central High is one of the University's Signature Partnership Schools. The partnership aims to enhance the quality of life of those living in West Louisville.

Cherrail Ralston was overjoyed with the program. She's interested in a career involving dentistry.

“What I think is surprising, is just the whole process of doing it," Ralston said. "The angles you have to be in and the tools you have to use. It's really surprising me."

Central High is also a Health Magnet school. UofL faculty assist Central’s faculty with the development of curriculum and other programs for the students.

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