Allied Health is one of the fastest growing health fields in the United States. That is one of the reasons we have the General Studies – Transfer in Allied Health degree plans in the Weekend College program. However, Allied Health is much more than nursing. Nurses are amazing, and we know that we need skilled nurses in many different medical areas. But did you know that there are many other careers available within the realm of Allied Health? Our students traveled to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Center for a Health Professions open house to learn more.
Sharon, our Outreach and Recruitment specialist who organized this great opportunity and accompanied Weekend College students, wrote about the experience.
“The Weekend College students attended University of Texas MD Anderson Center for Health Professions open house on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
“During a general session, the students were introduced to various academic and clinical educational degrees within the health field that “can only be found at major medical care and academic research centers” such as MD Anderson. The presenters spoke briefly about each bachelor of science program offered at M.D. Anderson, such as radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, health care disparities, diversity and advocacy, histotechnology, and many others. The students were then able to attend breakout sessions to learn details about their career of interest.
“The excitement from the students after they attended the open house was a joy to see. They were excited to be able to attend the open house and interact with other students who were also seeking knowledge. Although they are still undecided about the educational paths they will travel, they were glad for the experience to learn about opportunities available to them because of the Weekend College program.”
I am glad that Sharon was able to organize this experience for our students. I am glad that our students embraced this opportunity. There are so many different options within the field of Allied Health, and I hope our students can find the best fit for them.