(March 5, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio invites UTSA and area college and high school students, educators, parents and community members to the annual Health Professions Day information fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at the University Center first floor east corridor on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Developed by the UTSA University Health Professions Office and University Career Center, Health Professions Day provides information on various health professions programs such as medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing and other programs through panel discussions and one-on-one conversation with program representatives from across the state and nation.
The event will feature an information fair with representatives from health professions programs in Texas and across the country will answer questions about admissions requirements, selection factors and application procedures. Additionally, this year's event will include six seminars on health professions programs. Presentations at 11 a.m. include "Exploring Nursing Pathways" and "The Roles of Physical and Occupational Therapists" in the University Center Harris Room (2.212) and Travis Room (2.202), respectively.
At noon, participants can attend "Becoming a Competitive Medical School Applicant" in the Harris Room or "Becoming a Competitive Dental School Applicant" in the Travis Room. The event closes with a 1 p.m. seminar, "Life as a Healthcare Professional" in the Harris Room and "Preparing for a Career in Pharmacy" in the Travis Room.
Parking without a permit is available for non-UTSA students in Brackenridge Road lot 5 off UTSA Boulevard with a shuttle available. For a small fee, visitor parking will be available in short-term spaces in the Ximenes Avenue Garage and the Bauerle Road Garage.
For more information including a list of schools participating in Health Professions Day 2013, visit the UTSA Health Professions website.
For more information, contact Angie Zulaica at 210-458-5185.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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