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Health Careers Week


Health Careers Week

The Health Careers Center is excited to put on our first Health Careers Week this fall! In addition to our annual Health Careers Fair on October 9th, we will be hosting an entire week of health career exploration activities and events the week prior to the fair.

Health Careers Week 2013
Monday, September 30th thru Friday, October 4th, 2013

The week will start out with a Health Careers Week Kickoff Party on Monday, September 30th in the Health Careers Center, 2-565 Moos Tower. Join us for games, prizes, treats, giveaways, and more! Click here to see a Google Calendar of ALL Health Careers Week events, including the AHC program information sessions.

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 30
Health Careers Week Kickoff Party!
1:00 - 4:00pm
2-565 Moos Tower (HCC)
Join us for a fun afternoon of games, food, prizes, and more! Learn more about all of the events taking places during Health Careers Week. Challenge HCC staff to games of Gopheropoly. Win prizes! Take your photo with our giant inflatable duck!

Tuesday, October 1

Learning Abroad for Pre-Health Students
Information Session hosted by HCC & Learning Abroad Center
12:00 - 1:30pm
2-565 Moos Tower (HCC)
Space is limited. Please RSVP here,
Hear from representatives from the U of M Learning Abroad Center about some of the best international programs for pre-health students. Talk with current UMN students who have returned from a learning abroad experience about how they are making connects to their health career area of interest. A light menu of hummus, falafel & sambusas from Afro Deli will be served to those who RSVP and attend.

Wednesday, October 2

Health Careers "Speed Dating"
2:00 - 3:30pm
Check in at 2-565 Moos Tower (HCC)
Space is limited. Please RSVP here,
Come talk with health professionals that work in a variety of careers, such as Physicians Assistant, Optometry, Chiropractic, Genetic Counseling, among others. This event will follow a fast-moving, rotating roundtable format to allow students to connect with all of the health professional guests. This event is not an actual speed-dating event, but a way for students to talk briefly with a variety of health professionals.

Thursday, October 3
Lunch with Medical & Health Professional Students
12:30 - 1:30pm
1-450 Moos Tower
Please RSVP here, (Submitting an RSVP will help us make sure to invite professional students enrolled in the programs students are most interested in)
A fun opportunity for undergraduates to eat lunch with health professional students enrolled in the U of M Academic Health Center programs (Medical School, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, etc.) Join us for pizza, and get your questions answered! Mesa Pizza will be served.

Friday, October 4
Movie Night - The Waiting Room
2-530 Moos Tower
We are excited to host an exclusive screening of a critically acclaimed and award winning documentary, The Waiting Room. Discussion of the film and the topics within will be led by U of M Medical School student Brian Park, who took part in the Metro Physician Associate Program (MetroPAP) program offered by the Medical School. He will be joined by Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH, cofounder of the MetroPAP program and faculty in the U of M Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. This screening is being generously sponsored by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Library.

The film's website gives the following description, "The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.

The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession."

Learn more about the film online at

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