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UTSA hosts Health Professions Day events Feb. 19

By Joel Janecek
Health Professions Adviser

(Feb. 16, 2009)--The UTSA Health Professions Office and UTSA Career Services invite students and other aspiring health professionals to learn about health care careers at the 19th annual Health Professions Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 in the University Center, 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature seven panel discussions and information tables. Participants will be able to speak with more than 60 representatives from schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, optometry, veterinary medicine and respiratory care and other health disciplines.

Panel discussion topics will include careers in health and medicine, applying to medical and dental school, applying to allied health profession programs, medically related research opportunities, financial assistance and planning, exploring nursing pathways, and life as a health professions student.

Free event parking for non-UTSA students will be available in lot 11 off UTSA Boulevard with free shuttles to the event. Short-term paid spaces will be available in lots 5, 7 and 8 and in the north and south parking garages.

For more information, visit the UTSA Health Professions Office Web site, e-mail hpoffice@utsa.edu or call (210) 458-5185.

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UTSA Health Professions Day seminars

Careers in Health and Medicine
9:30 a.m., University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Health professionals will discuss career paths and expectations.

Medically Related Research
9:30 a.m., University Center Harris Room (2.212)
Graduate and research program representatives will discuss medically related research opportunities and how to prepare for them.

Applying to Medical or Dental School
10:45 a.m., University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Representatives from medical and dental schools will discuss application processes.

Exploring Nursing Pathways
10:45 a.m., University Center Harris Room (2.212)
Nursing program representatives will discuss nursing career paths.

Financial Assistance and Planning
12:15 p.m., University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Representatives from financial assistance and planning programs will share information on options for funding health professions education.

Applying to Allied Health Programs
12:15 p.m., University Center Harris Room (2.212)
Representatives of allied health sciences schools will discuss application processes.

Life as a Health Professions Student
1:30 p.m., University Center Denman Room (2.01.28)
Current health-professions students will share their perspectives on preparing for and experiencing professional programs.

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