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Connecting Students in Arkansas with Rewarding Careers in Healthcare

Combined “Day in the Life” Event at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City

At the end of April this year, UAMS Health Careers Recruiters Yalanda Young (AHEC-NE) and Janet Ligon (Delta AHEC), joined forces to bring a “Day in the Life” program to Forrest City. East Arkansas Community College (EACC) generously hosted the event for 20+ students from surrounding rural areas. They learned about a number of different career opportunities in the healthcare industry and learned their way around the EACC campus.

Check out the short video below for more info. If you’re interested in learning more about your dream career in healthcare, contact your area…

Pine Bluff CHAMPS Program Comes to UAMS

Over Spring Break this year, Pre-Health Recruiter LaSonya Shelby and her team brought 22 junior high school kids from Jefferson County to Little Rock to tour the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus. CHAMPS stands for Community Health Applied in Medical Public Service. It is a program that teaches junior high schools students about jobs in health care. Check out the video below to see the Pine Bluff CHAMPS Program in action.

This was an abbreviated three-day program that took place March 21- 23, 2011, and “it worked out very well,” according to Cindy Adams, co- director of CHAMP…

Respiratory Care Open House and Video

This coming Saturday, May 7, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Health Related Professions is hosting an Open House for its Respiratory Care Program. Respiratory Care Therapists practice in a wide variety of environments, from Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units in major hospitals to smaller, local clinic settings. Respiratory Care Therapists are an integral part of many health care teams, working closely with Nurses, Doctors and other staff to insure quality care is delivered to each patient. UAMS offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Respira…