Open House to Provide Opportunity to Explore Careers

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The UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 16. The event will provide individuals an opportunity to explore careers in allied health.

The College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is hosting an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 16. Located on the sixth floor of the 930 Madison Avenue building, the event will provide individuals interested in pursuing a professional career in healthcare the opportunity to explore careers in allied health.

According to dean of the UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences, Susan P. Mansfield, EdD, “Currently, there is a serious nationwide shortage of professionals in the allied health fields. Considering that this includes individuals responsible for detecting the presence of potentially deadly microorganisms, as well as a number of other crucial healthcare workers, now is the ideal time to enter this profession.”

Allied health professionals include: cytotechnologists and medical technologists, who detect and monitor clinical laboratory tests; health information management professionals, responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of patient records, as well as being kept abreast of reimbursement rules and regulations; physical and occupational therapists, who provide the majority of rehabilitation services; and dental hygienists.

During the open house, individuals will have the opportunity to talk with faculty and students, tour teaching labs, and meet with representatives from the financial aid and admissions departments.

For more information about a career in an allied health profession, visit the college’s website at: www.uthsc.edu/allied. To rsvp for the open house or for more information, call 448-5581 or e-mail ahcareers@uthsc.edu. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the 930 Madison Avenue building. For complimentary parking, stubs must be validated during the open house.