The University of Nebraska Medical Center is holding free “Backstage Pass” open house events in Omaha and Kearney for people interested in learning about careers in allied health care.
Maggie Winnicki, director of student services in the UNMC College of Allied Health, says both events are free.
“Backstage Pass is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about more than 10 different health professions, most of which have staffing shortages around the state and the nation so they have a great career outlook,” Winnicki says.
The events will allow prospective students to talk with current students and faculty members to learn first-hand about allied health careers.
Winnicki says, “Participants at Backstage Pass have an opportunity to do some hands-on activities with all of the different health professions so they can really get to see what a day in the life of each of these professions looks like.”
Allied health professionals — which include radiographers, medical laboratory scientists, physician assistants and medical nutritionists — make up about 60 percent of the health care workforce.
In Omaha, the event will be held this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Kearney event will be held April 22 from noon to 5 p.m.
The professions to be represented are:
- · Cardiovascular interventional technology
- · Clinical perfusion education
- · Cytotechnology
- · Diagnostic medical sonography
- · Magnetic resonance imaging
- · Medical laboratory science
- · Medical nutrition education
- · Physical therapy
- · Physician assistant
- · Radiation therapy
- · Radiography
Pre-registration is required for the free Backstage Pass events. To register or for more information, visit http://unmc.edu/alliedhealth/events/backstagepass.html