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Health Professions Day 2014 - Thursday, February 27

9:30am to 1:30pm HEB UC Ballroom (UC 1.104 & UC 1.106 - HEB UC South)

Overview

 

Do not miss this opportunity to meet with representatives of 70+ health professions programs from within and outside of the state of Texas and attend various informational seminars covering topics such as, “Becoming a Competitive Medical/Dental School Applicant,” and  “Exploring Nursing Pathways.”

Panels & Seminars

Becoming a Competitve Dental School Applicant
10:30 A.M. – 11:20 A.M, Harris Room, UC 2.212
Description: Representatives from dental schools discuss admission requirements for their programs and how to prepare to be a compelling applicant.
Speakers:

  • Dr. Adriana Segura, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
  • Mr. Brian Trecek, Director of Admissions, Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Phil Pierpont, Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch
  • Mr. Richard Nussle, Admissions Counselor, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Exploring Nursing Pathways
10:30 A.M. – 11:20 A.M., Travis Room, UC 2.202
Description: Representatives from area nursing programs share information about the various pathways available in nursing and how best to prepare for entry into them.
Speakers:

  • Mr. Roy Walters, SSG, U.S. Army Medical Department
  • Dr. Julie Nadeau, Baccalaureate Nursing Program Chair, University of the Incarnate Word Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing
  • Lieutenant Sasha Yaloa Smith, NC, U.S. Navy
  • Mr. Rudy Ortiz, Graduate Coordinator II, University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
  • Ms. Kimberly Jones, Executive Director of Healthcare-South and Central Texas, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Ms. Veronica Hernandez, Administrative Assistant, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing

Becoming a Competitive Medical School Applicant
11:30 A.M. – 12:20 P.M., Harris Room, UC 2.212
Description: Representatives from medical schools discuss admissions requirements for their programs and how to prepare to be a compelling applicant.
Speakers:

  • Ms. Anne McLane, Associate Director of Admissions – Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dr. Kim Peck,  Associate Dean of Admissions and Diversity,  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Ms. Leila E. Diaz, M.A., M.Ed.,  Assistant Dean of Admissions and Diversity,  Texas A&M University Health Science Center – College of Medicine
  • Mrs. Amanda “Rae” Macha,  Administrative Coordinator, JAMP Medical School Coordinator, Office of Admissions and Student Affairs,  UT Houston Medical School
  • Mr. Rene Andre, School Liaison Department of Admissions, Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Ms. LeTanya Neely, Director of Recruitment, University of Texas Medical Branch - School of Medicine
  • Dr. Mike Kennedy, Director of Admissions, UNT Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dr. Ronald Berezniak, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mr. Richard Nussle, Admissions Counselor, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

 The Roles of Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Physician Assistants
11:30 A.M. – 12:20 P.M., Travis Room, UC 2.202
Description: Representatives from physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant programs will showcase the duties, benefits, and challenges of working in their fields. They may highlight some of the differences and similarities between their respective professions.
Speakers:

  • Dr. Steve Spivey, PT, DPT, Director of Clinical Education, Texas State University
  • Ms. Pangela Dawson, Assistant Professor/Clinical, UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Health Professions – Physician Assistant Studies
  • Ms. Felicity White, Senior Admissions Associate, UNT Health Science Center School of Health Professions
  • Dr. Michael Geelhoed, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education, UT Health Science Center San Antonio – Department of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, OTR, Assistant Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Health Professions – Department of Occupational Therapy

Life as a Healthcare Professional
12:30 P.M. – 1:20 P.M., Harris Room, UC 2.212
Description: Current professionals in different areas of healthcare share their experiences and perspectives on preparing for and working in their respective fields.
Speakers: 

  • Mrs. Jana Walters, 1st year medical student, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine
  • Mr. Kyle Walker, 1st year dental student, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
  • Lieutenant Veronica Holguin-White, MSC, United States Navy Health Professions
  • Mr. Alonzo Guzman, MD

Preparing for a Career in Pharmacy
12:30 P.M. – 1:20 P.M., Travis Room, UC 2.202
Description: Representatives from pharmacy programs share information on the pharmacy career field, pharmacy school education, as well as pharmacy school admissions.
Speakers:

  • Dr. Linda Y. Solis, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention, Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Ms. Natasha Hindocha, Academic Advisor, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Ms. Sarah Innis, Assistant Director of Recruitment, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
  • Ms. Heidi Bates, Senior Academic Advisor, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • Mr. Greg Caldera, Senior Academic Advisor, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

 

 

Exhibitors

Event registration is ongoing. This list will expand quickly as the event approaches.

A.T. Still University
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
Grand Canyon University
Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Midwestern University
Parker University
PhysAssist, Inc
Ross University
St. George's University
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center Rangel College of Pharmacy
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University - College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University Health Science Center-College of Medicine
Texas Chiropractic College
Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Texas State University Department of Physical Therapy
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-School of Allied Health Sciences
Texas Woman's University-Graduate School
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
University of North Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health
University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Health Professions
University of North Texas Health Science Center-College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
University of Texas at Houston Medical School
University of Texas Austin School of Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - School of Public Health San Antonio Regional Campus
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Physical Therapy
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Health Professions
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Dental School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Juntos Avanzamos
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
University of Texas San Antonio Coordinated Programs in Dietetics
University of Texas San Antonio University Health Professions Office
University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of the Incarnate Word Felik School of Pharmacy
University of the Incarnate Word Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions
University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy
University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Us Army Medical Department
US Navy Health Professions
UTSA Alpha Epsilon Delta-Lambda Chapter
UTSA Pre-Black Health Professions Organization
UTSA Pre-Dental Society
UTSA Pre-Dietetic Society
UTSA Pre-Medical Society
UTSA Pre-Nursing Society
UTSA Pre-Occupational Therapy Society
UTSA Student Health Organization
Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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