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In our ongoing mission to prepare the young women of Oakland Catholic for the future, the offices of Advancement, School Counseling, and School Administration are pleased to once again offer the OC Career Symposium to our ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders. 

The day will kick off with a Keynote Speaker followed by panel presentations, discussions and Q&A sessions that reflect a range of career pathways and options. Students will have the unique opportunity to hear from a diverse array of female professionals as they share their experiences, wisdom, and advice. Students will rank their career interests to plan their day. OC Counselors will provide insight on how to pose articulate questions as well as general conference decorum.

2024 Keynote Speaker

Carey Welsh, MD

Carey Welsh, MD, OCHS’97 is a clinical neonatologist who joined the UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine in 2018 and is certified in pediatrics and perinatal-neonatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where she currently resides. Dr. Welsh received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in VA, followed by her neonatal fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Magee Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Welsh’s interests focus on operational leadership, educational and clinical experience development as well as professional development across all members of the NICU clinical team. She transitioned from Pittsburgh to Central PA to join the Central PA UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine in 2022. In her current position as the Associate Regional Medical Director of Newborn Medicine in Central PA as well as the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Harrisburg, she develops operational leadership and a coordination of medical care across multiple UPMC hospitals and medical teams. Through her positions as Medical Director of the UPMC Neonatology Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship program, she continues to develop ongoing education and professional development initiatives. She is the Medical Director of UPMC Neonatal Transport in Central PA, advancing community partnership and state of the art transport medical support.

In addition to transport medicine, clinical interests include NICU postoperative pain and surgical initiatives and Dr. Welsh has previously been an active member of CHP ECMO Core team. Since her arrival at UPMC she has received the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Chair’s Distinction Award in 2019 and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Advanced Practice Providers Distinctive Physician Award in 2020. Prior to joining University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatrics she was an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, practicing at Naval Medical Center San Diego. 

2024 Panelists

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