Preparing for Careers in Healthcare

March 9, 2020

Sutures workshopStudents interested in pursuing healthcare careers enjoyed an early look into their futures.

During the annual Pre-Health Week, students participated in Q&A alumni panels, meetings with representatives from graduate programs, special workshops, and other activities.

Hosted by the Advancing STEM Academic Program (ASAP), Pre-Health Week offers participants the opportunity to learn more about careers in the healthcare field. Now in its fourth consecutive year, this special event is designed to give students a competitive advantage and prepare them for their professional journeys after they graduate. 

One activity was a sutures workshop, in which participants learned different types of suture techniques to treat wounds while using bananas to demonstrate and practice. This hands-on activity was hosted by the Army. 

During the alumni panels, the speakers shared their own career paths and gave advice ranging from applying to medical school, career advancement, and provided insight into how to gain experience. Alumni speakers included: Elizabeth Brown ’94 M.D., family physician; Manuel Cruz ’13 M.D., post-graduate international medical graduate physician; Gabriela Gutierrez ’11, dentist; Esther Leon ’15, physical therapist; Keimi Lew ’12, physical therapist; and Mayra Serrano ’06 MPH, healthcare manager.