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Health Professions Recruitment Fair to be held Oct. 19 at ETSU

From Staff Reports

Students considering a profession in health care, whether it be as a doctor, nurse, veterinarian, dental hygienist, or any other health field, will have an opportunity to network with representatives from health programs at colleges and universities across the region and beyond.

Hosted by East Tennessee State University’s Office of Medical Professions Advisement, the seventh annual Health Professions Recruitment Fair is set to take place from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the D.P. Culp University Center ballroom.

The event is geared toward undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in professional schools in health care. More than 100 programs from approximately 55 colleges and universities will be represented at the event. Participating programs include medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, U.S. Army and veterinary medicine.

All five colleges in ETSU’s Academic Health Sciences Center – the Gatton College of Pharmacy, Quillen College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences – will be on hand. Graduate-level programs from the ETSU Department of Psychology will also participate.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students to get to know more about the programs being offered at a variety of colleges and universities,” said Martha Edde, assistant dean of ETSU’s College of Arts and Sciences and director of Medical Professions Advisement. “Admission into these programs is extremely competitive, and getting face time with these individuals gives attendees a tremendous advantage in the process.”

Doug Taylor, assistant dean and director of admissions at ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine encourages all students with an interest in any of the health professions to make it a priority to attend the event.

“This is perhaps the best event of its kind in the whole state,” Taylor said. “The only alternative to going to something like this is visiting all of these places individually to get that same face-to-face time with these folks. A busy pre-professional student doesn’t have a lot of time to do that.”

Students are advised to dress professionally for the recruitment fair, which is free to attend.

For more information, contact Edde at 439-5602 or [email protected] For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 439-8346.