Health Careers Week

Health Careers Week is an annual symposium hosted by the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education in collaboration with other Miami offices and student organizations. Below is the schedule of events, as well as links for the Fall 2020 Health Careers Week

Please email walborta@MiamiOH.edu if you have any questions.

Drop-in Mentoring and Advising with Upper Classmen, 9:00-11:00am 10/12-10/16
Drop in during these mentoring hours to ask about scheduling, finals, extracurricular activities, and anything else you’d like advice regarding. The Zoom information is:
Meeting ID: 858 6667 6734
Passcode: 072314

Practicing Gratitude, 2:00pm, 10/12
This workshop will explore how we can use gratitude as a tool to manage our stress and anxiety, as well as build resilience.

Majors and Minors ‘Fair’, Opens 12:00pm, 10/12
Visit the Mallory-Wilson Center YouTube Channel for an inside look at different majors and minors offered by Miami that can complement a pre-health education, and even enhance your application for professional school.

Parkview Health Panel, 3:30-5:00pm, 10/12
Dr. Jeffrey Boord, Chief Quality & Safety Officer, Tricia Denton, Director Lab Allen County, Kristin Sims, Director Infection Prevention, and Sarah Fitzpatrick, Pharmacist will share details about Parkview Health, their individual roles as part of a large healthcare system, and how COVID has impacted their day-to-day activities.

Current Student Panel, 6:00-7:30pm, 10/12
Current medical and dental students discuss their experiences as pre-heath students, advice for getting into professional school, what professional school has been like for them, and their future plans.

Community Blood Center Blood Drive, 10:00am-5:00pm, 10/13
Registration Required. Stop by the Armstrong Student Center Fritz Pavilion to donate blood in a safe and social distanced environment. During the current 2020 COVID-19 shut down, CBC has lost over 350 blood drives and approximately 10,000 units of blood which affects 30,000 lives. Blood donation is critical for saving lives and it is safe to donate. All temperatures will be checked BEFORE donors enter the blood drive. People with any fever, cough or cold symptoms should not come to a blood drive. CBC has increased social distancing and infection control measures to ensure safety of donors. Will you act now and be the change? Everyone who registers will receive a “It’s Time to Save a Life” t-shirt (see attached flyer). All registered donors will also be automatically entered to win a Sleep Number Bed! So wake up and shine by saving lives and preventing blood shortages.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs and How They Can Help Your Application, 6:30-8:00pm, 10/13
Aonesti Williams shares her experience with the IUPUI Masters of Medical Science program, which helped her gain acceptance to medical school, which she is currently in her first year.

Medical Ethics Discussion, 1:00-3:00pm, 10/14
Registration Required. Watch a short video about Dax Cowart and join the Mallory-Wilson Center and the Miami University Bioethics Society in a discussion about this case’s implications on medical ethics and healthcare.

Coping During COVID, 2:00pm, 10/15
Having difficulties adjusting to life during the pandemic? Finding it hard to develop a ‘normal’ routine?  Has self-care become a challenge? Join us to discuss coping skills during these unprecedented times.

Admissions Panel, 6:00-8:00pm, 10/14
Listen to admissions representatives from medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs discuss what it means to be a pre-health student, the application process, and what they are looking for in candidates.

Healthcare Professional Panel I, 4:00-5:30pm, 10/15
A panel of current healthcare professionals, including an occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech and language pathologist, pharmacist, and dentist will discuss their chosen career paths, how they knew it was the right path for them, and the differences between their individual careers.

UPDATED LINK – Healthcare Professional Panel II, 5:00-6:30pm, 10/15
Passcode:
599533
A panel of current healthcare professionals, including a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, social worker, and genetic counselor will discuss their chosen career paths, how they knew it was the right path for them, and the differences between their individual careers.

Dr. Margaret Green, 6:30-8:00, 10/15
Dr. Green is an infection disease specialist in Seattle, on faculty at the University of Washington.  She has been working on the front lines treating patients with COVID-19 since the outset of the pandemic.  She will be discussing the physical and emotional challenges that the pandemic has wrought, not only on patients and their families, but also on physicians and other healthcare providers.