On Tuesday February 4th three coordinated programs on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi will serve to focus UM student attention on:
- the importance of a robust, committed, and educated Mississippi workforce to improve health outcomes, innovate medical and business solutions, and drive economic growth;
- the breadth of roles and occupations that make up a thriving healthcare economy; and,
- the many UM and UMMC academic programs available to prepare today’s students for roles in tomorrow’s healthcare/biomedical workforce and research laboratories.
Keynote and Panel Discussion: UM Chancellor Dan Jones will present a lecture entitled “The Unique Responsibility of a University in Preparing the Health Workforce.” Immediately following, Dr. Jones will lead a panel of UM faculty and alumni in a conversation about their educational paths, fulfillment, challenges and lessons learned in health-related careers.
Time: 11 am – 12:45 pm
Location: Overby Auditorium
Open to: All UM students, faculty, and staff, and the general public
Lunch: Student registrations to the Keynote and Panel Discussion include a complimentary box lunch to be picked up following the program.
Registration: UM employees and students with a WebID must register at http://www.research.olemiss.edu/upcoming-presentations.
To reserve space for an entire class, or for a non-UM registration, or any other questions, please e-mail Jason Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Professions Fair: Immediately following the panel discussion, all UM students are invited to browse table exhibits, pick up information, and talk to UM alumni, friends, faculty, and other employees about health-related occupations and academic programs available to UM students and graduates. This is not only a good networking opportunity for graduating seniors and graduate students considering their next steps, but also a great learning opportunity for undergraduates who may be interested in health-related careers but are uncertain in their major, or unfamiliar with the many occupations and programs that exist.
Time: 1pm – 4pm (come and go)
Location: The Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom
UM Students: No registration is required—just drop by
UM/UMMC Exhibitors: To have an information table about a program, career, or issue, e-mail Jonathan Harrington at email@example.com.
60 Second Talks on Health-Related Careers: Representatives from Candid Careers will be on campus to record short career testimonials from UM/UMMC alumni, students, or employees working in the health care/biomedical sector. These talks will be posted on the Candid Career web site, where they may be viewed by UM students to help broaden their horizons about career possibilities. To sign up to be video-recorded giving a talk, please e-mail Jonathan Harrington.