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Learn About Careers in Health at Pre-Health Sciences Day Nov. 5 at the U of M University News
For release: October 20, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Are you interested in a career in health? The University of Memphis will host a Pre-Health Sciences Day on Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Prospective students will have a chance to meet with admissions officials in the areas of audiology and speech-language pathology, biomedical engineering, cytotechnology, dental hygiene, dentistry, diagnostic medical sonography, health administration, health informatics, medical technology, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, occupational therapy, optometry, radiological sciences, and respiratory care.

A luncheon will begin at noon. At 12:30 p.m., Gary Shorb, president and CEO of Methodist-Le Bonheur Healthcare, will give the luncheon address, “Characteristics of the Best Providers of Healthcare.”

An information fair will run from 1:15 to 2 p.m., followed by panel and small group discussions from 2 to 4 p.m.

Representatives from the following schools will be on hand to answer questions about programs and admissions requirements: Southern College of Optometry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Meharry Medical College, and the University of Memphis School of Public Health.

Reservations are required for the luncheon; the deadline for reservations is Oct. 29.

To reserve a place, call 901-678-5454, email, or register in person at Scates Hall, Room 107, on the U of M campus.

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