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| LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host a virtual REACH (Raising Exposure and Awareness of Careers in Health) event on Saturday, November 13 , for high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in health care upon graduation.
The REACH event is an annual project initiated by the National Student Medical Association Chapter Edith Irby Jones at UAMS.
In the past, UAMS students have visited different high schools in the Delta region, but due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be held on Zoom from 8 a.m. to noon on November 13.
While they won’t be able to interact with students in person this year, event organizers say the virtual event will allow them to reach more students from multiple high schools at once.
The event will feature speakers from the faculties of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health and the health professions. High school students will be able to participate in small group sessions, ask questions about their career preferences, participate in Kahoot pop quizzes, and win gift cards.
To register for the virtual event and receive a Zoom link, click here.
UAMS is the only health sciences university in the state, with faculties of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, and public health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a regional campus in northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation . UAMS comprises UAMS Health, a state-wide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’s clinical activities, including its hospital, regional clinics and the clinics it operates or employs. in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the state’s only Level 1 adult trauma center. American News and World Report recognized the UAMS medical center as the best hospital for 2021-2022; ranked their ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationally for third year; and named five high performing areas: Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Stroke. Forbes The magazine ranked UAMS seventh nationally on its list of Best Diversity Employers. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationally on Forbes’ Listed Top Employers for Women and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide patient care to UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, VA Medical Center and by Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.