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March 21, 2014
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Upstate to offer Health Careers Open House March 29

SYRACUSE,N.Y.— Preparing academically for careers in the health professions and the job opportunities available in these fields are among the topics to be addressed at a free Upstate Medical University Health Careers Open House, Saturday, March 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse. The event is sponsored by Upstate’s Office of Student Admissions. There are no registration fees or other charges for the open house.

According to Nakeia Chambers, director of Multicultural Recruitment in Upstate’s office of Student Admissions, the open house is aimed at high school and college students, those who want to build on their existing college credits or degree, career changers, parents, counselors and educators.

“The health professions are among the most sought after and demanded positions in the workplace,” said Chambers. “Those who attend our open house will have the opportunity to speak with health professionals from 12 fields of health care regarding job entry requirements, responsibilities, salaries, career mobility and ways to obtain volunteer or observational experience.”

In addition to offering an overview of Upstate’s health professions academic programs, the event will inform attendees of the university’s early admission programs for high school seniors and college freshmen; its 3+3 program for physical therapy doctorate candidates; and its 2+2 degree programs to build on a two-year associate’s degree or existing college credits.

Focused presentations are also included at the event. Sessions include:

• Cardiovascular Perfusion (B.S.) pumping or oxygenating blood, temporarily replacing the work of the heart or lungs.

• Medical Imaging Sciences/X-ray (B.S, B.P.S.) taking x-rays, CTs and MRIs to diagnose injury or disease.

• Medical Technology (B.S., M.S.) and Medical Biotechnology (B.S.) performing lab tests to diagnose and monitor disease.

• Radiation Therapy (B.S.) treating cancer patients with radiation.

• Respiratory Care (B.S.) assisting people who have difficulty breathing.

• Medical Imaging Sciences/Ultrasound (B.S., B.P.S.) taking ultrasounds to diagnose injury or disease.

• Nursing B.S., M.S. and D.N.P. programs for registered nurses.

• Biomedical Research M.S, Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs.

• Medicine M.D., M.D./Ph.D. and M.D./M.PH. programs.

• Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) preserving, developing, and restoring maximum physical function.

• Physician Assistant (M.S.) practice medicine with physician supervision in many settings and in various medical and surgical disciplines.

• Public Health M.PH., Ph.D./M.PH., M.D./M.PH. joint degree program between Upstate and Syracuse University

To learn more about the open house or to register, visit Open House.

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