Healthcare Expo

The Student Pre-Health Committee (SPHC) and the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) invite you to the second annual Healthcare Expo this spring 2020. This is an event that will give students and alumni opportunities to explore careers in healthcare. Come and identify next steps in your healthcare career path. Talk with representatives from professional programs, experiential/gap year opportunities, meaningful service experiences, patient care opportunities, and more. Win a free set of Kaplan books to use for a health professional school exam. (More on this below.) And attend up to three breakout sessions throughout the evening: CEC Health Career Exploration Studio (4-4:45 pm), Professional Student Panel (5-5:45 pm), and Health Professionals Panel (6-6:45 pm). Read more below.

Healthcare Expo Program
Carmen Reamer, representative from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, talking with a UW-Madison undergraduate student. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
The Healthcare Expo will be held in Gordon this year, shown here on a winter evening as dusk turns to night. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
An advisor talks with a UW-Madison undergraduate student. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020
4-7 PM
GORDON DINING AND EVENT CENTER

UW-Madison students and alumni are welcome and invited to attend.

Free | No registration | Stop by any time

(There will be a check-in that begins at 3:45 pm, but come when you can!)

Win a free set of Kaplan books to study for the DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT, or PCAT!
(Two students will win. You get to choose the books you want, of course. See FAQs for instructions.)

Feel free to come when you can and stop by any time!

  • Check-in begins at 3:45 pm (upstairs in the Gordon Dining and Event Center)
  • The Fair:  4-7 pm  (Concerto and Overture Rooms)
  • Breakout Sessions:  (Sonata Room)
    • 4-4:45 pm CEC Health Career Exploration Studio
    • 5-5:45 pm Health Professional Student Panel
    • 6-6:45 pm Health Professionals Panel

Come and talk at the Resource Fair with representatives from the following professional programs; service, patient care training & opportunities, and gap/experiential year experiences; financial support resources; and career advising support at UW-Madison!

Resource Fair (4-7 pm) in the Concerto and Overture Rooms (Gordon Dining & Event Center)

Professional Programs
Edgewood College
Loyola University Chicago (MAMS)
Marshall B. Ketchum University (Optometry, Pharmacy, PA)
Medical College of Wisconsin, Master of Science in Anesthesia Program
Rush University Colleges of Health Sciences
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
UW-Madison Athletic Training Program
UW-Madison Center for Patient Partnerships
UW-Madison Cytotechnology Program
UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program
UW-Madison Master of Genetic Counselor Studies
UW-Madison Master of Public Health Program
UW-Madison Occupational Therapy Program
UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program
UW-Madison Rehabilitation Counseling Program
UW-Madison School of Nursing
UW-Madison School of Pharmacy
UW-Madison School of Social Work
UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences
UW School of Medicine and Public Health Office of MD Admissions
UW-Whitewater Counselor Education Program (clinical mental health and school counselor training)
Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology

Service, Patient Care Training & Opportunities, and Gap/Experiential Year Experiences
Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES)
UW-Stevens Point School of Health Care Professions
Madison College
UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program
Marshall Area EMS
Oakwood Village
UW Health
Peace Corps
Teach For America
Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Project
Harambee Village Doulas
Illumina
Easter Seals Wisconsin
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Adapted Fitness
Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Project
Centro Hispano of Dane County
Wisconsin AHEC
RESULTS
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County
Morgridge Center for Public Service
Achieving Collaborative Treatment
UW Health Volunteering and Pathways Programs
OutReach LGBT Community Center
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
UW Health
National Ski Patrol
More Smiles Wisconsin
The Beacon
Community Action Coalition
Badger SPILL (Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening)
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Financial Support Resources
US Navy Healthcare Representatives
Office of Student Financial Aid

Campus Resources
Career Exploration Center
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science
UW-Madison School of Education Career Center
UW-Madison School of Human Ecology
CALS Career Services
Center for Pre-Health Advising

You are welcome to attend as many breakout sessions as you can and want to. Please note that the first is an open-house format. Come and talk with career advisors drop-in style. Please also note that the other two breakout sessions are panel discussions and will require attendees to be seated when they are scheduled to begin. 

CEC Healthcare Exploration Studio (4-4:45 pm)

Check out the Career Exploration Center studio! CEC staff will lead you through short activities to help you reflect on your skills, interests, and what is most important to you as you consider a career in healthcare. You’ll also learn about key resources for finding relevant opportunities at UW and beyond. Stop in any time to gather information, complete the guided activities, or just chat with a career advisor.

Health Professional Student Panel (5-5:45 pm)

Hear from a panel of graduate students who are pursuing health professions. Professions represented will include dental, medical, MD/MPH, OT, pharmacy, PT, and public health. Hear how these students created their distinct paths of applying and getting accepted to their programs. There will be time for questions!

Health Professionals Panel (6-6:45 pm)

Hear from a panel of diverse health professionals. Learn how they navigated their way into their profession, how they collaborate with other healthcare providers, and what a day in their work life is like. Professions represented will include dentistry, epidemiology, genetic counseling, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine. There will be time for questions!

If you have any questions about this event that are not listed below, please let us know! Email us at questions@prehealth.wisc.edu, or feel free reach out to the event coordinator directly, Emily Chaltry, CPHA Lead for Career Exploration Partnerships, at echaltry@wisc.edu.

What is it?

UW-Madison students and alumni are invited to the second annual Healthcare Expo offered by CPHA. The event will provide opportunities to explore careers in healthcare and identify next steps in a healthcare career path. Come, explore, and learn from representatives of professional programs, gap year opportunities, meaningful service experiences, patient care opportunities, and more. Select breakout sessions on health career exploration, a health graduate student panel, and a health professionals panel.

Who can attend?

All UW-Madison students and alumni are welcome to attend! The event is free, and there is no need to register in advance.

When should I come?

Please come when you can. The event will run from 4-7 pm. The resource fair will be open for the duration of the event. There will also be three breakout sessions. The first is an open-house format (4-4:45 pm), and the second two are panel discussions. Come and go to the first breakout session as you want to, but do be in a seat for the other two when they are scheduled to begin: Professional Student Panel (5-5:45 pm) and Health Professionals Panel (6-6:45 pm). 

How do I win a free set of Kaplan test prep books?

To win, come and collect raffle tickets from tablers, put your name/email on each ticket, and drop the tickets you collect into a raffle ticket basket on your way out. CPHA will contact the two winners the following week. 

What should I bring?

Just yourself and your Student ID. Have your Student ID ready to expedite the Check-In.  

Who will I meet at the resource fair?

You’ll meet representatives of professional programs, gap year opportunities, meaningful service experiences, patient care opportunities, and more at the resource fair. 

What should I wear?

The Healthcare Expo is not a career fair, so you don’t need to wear a suit or other dress clothes. You may decide to dress business casually though because you’ll have the opportunity to interact with professional programs and other community organizations.

Thank you for your interest in the Healthcare Expo! Please partner with us in spreading the word about this event. We would love to reach the students you work with. We offer the resources below for you to post in student areas or to share digitally. Please also share the Facebook event with your students.

If you have any questions about the event, opportunities for involvement (either this year or in future years), or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at questions@prehealth.wisc.edu or to the coordinator of this event, Emily Chaltry, CPHA Lead for Career Exploration Partnerships, at echaltry@wisc.edu.

Healthcare  Expo  Flyer and Quartersheets:

Please contact Emily Chaltry, CPHA Lead for Career Exploration Partnerships, at echaltry@wisc.edu.

And please also find information (and like and share) the Facebook event for the Healthcare Expo.