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Mt. SAC to Host 11th Health Professions Conference

Students at conference
By Mike Taylor

April 10, 2017 - 01:54 PM

More than 1,000 students are expected as Mt. SAC hosts the 11th Annual Health Professions Conference complete with a MASH-style military field hospital on Friday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at various locations on campus. Sponsored by the Mt. SAC Caduceus Club, the Health Professions Conference is geared toward students interested in careers in the health and medical fields.

The conference will feature workshops, interactive demonstrations, focus groups, an education fair, and displays, including an entire military field hospital that will be set up on campus care of the U.S. Navy. Representatives from major medical research centers such as UC Irvine, UCLA, and USC will be on hand, and a wide range of health professions will be covered, including surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, neurology, pediatric medicine, occupational therapy, and veterinary medicine. Hands-on demonstrations will showcase suturing and casting workshops. In all, over 150 speakers and exhibitors will participate.

The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in Alameda County and author of the book “Working Stiff,” which recounts her experience in New York as a medical examiner dealing with the victims of 9/11.

The Mt. SAC Caduceus Club is a student club that promotes careers in the health and medical fields.

Tickets for the conference are $40 until April 16 and advanced registration is encouraged.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.mtsacpremed.org.

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