The UNM Health Professions Symposium – an event organized by students for students – gets underway Saturday, March 24, in the UNM SUB.

This is the second year for the symposium, and the 2018 session will be offering will be offering more than 80 workshops on health professions topics in all areas of health care.

The event was created in 2017 by a group of pre-health profession undergraduates who believed there is a need for more pragmatic information about their education and careers, as well as for high school and other college students, according to James McKinnell, MD, a professor in the UNM School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics who will be presenting at the symposium.

“Last year’s success confirmed the organizers' perception that others would value the opportunity to hear from so many involved in health care and motivated them to create an even bigger event this year,” McKinnell says.

Workshops will be provided throughout the day and range in topics from an overview of the dental profession, to how to pay for medical school, to getting help walking through the educational process. Presenters will include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, dentists, hygienists and other experts.

The event runs from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. in the UNM SUB. More information can be found by visiting  http://hps.unm.edu/.