Allied Health Sciences Invites Prospective Students to Open House

On Friday, Feb. 22, the College of Allied Health Sciences at the UTHSC will have an Open House.

Memphis, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2013) – For college-age students, the thought of looking for a job in this economy is almost scary. But for college students with degrees in health care fields, employment opportunities remain strong. On Friday, Feb. 22, the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is hosting an open house for prospective students from 2 to 4 p.m. The college is searching for prospective students with required college-level prerequisites to comprise its next classes in dental hygiene, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cytotechnology, histotechnology, medical technology, and health informatics and information management.

Located on the sixth floor of the 930 Madison Avenue building, the Feb. 22 Allied Health Sciences Open House will provide information to individuals interested in learning more about educational programs for careers in allied health. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

  • Dental hygienists provide preventive and therapeutic services for the control of oral diseases.
  • Physician assistants support physicians and patients in offices, clinics and many other health care settings.
  • Physical and occupational therapists provide the majority of rehabilitation services to patients.
  • Cytotechnologists, histotechnologists and medical technologists prepare lab samples and monitor clinical laboratory tests.
  • Health information management professionals are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of patient records, as well as being kept abreast of reimbursement rules and regulations.

During the open house, prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with UTHSC Allied Health Sciences faculty and students, tour teaching labs, and meet with representatives from the financial aid and admissions departments. College-level prerequisite coursework is required prior to admission for all UTHSC Allied Health Sciences programs.

For more information about a career in an allied health profession, visit the college’s Website at: www.uthsc.edu/allied. To R.S.V.P. for the open house or for more information, call (901) 448-5581 or e-mail ahcareers@uthsc.edu. Interested parties may also contact Justin R. Casey, coordinator of administration in the UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences — (901) 448-1654.

Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the 930 Madison Avenue building.

As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or allied health students — in addition to medical residents and fellows — at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.

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