Tucson Hospitals to Host Health Care Discovery Fair for Students At LULAC Youth Leadership Conference, March 19-20
Tucson hospitals are joining forces with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to educate Southern Arizona students about the many attractions of a health care career.
More than 5,000 middle- and high-school pupils are expected to attend the Health Care Discovery Fair hosted by the Tucson Healthcare Human Resources Consortium at the 14th Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference, March 19-20 at Pima Community College West, 2202 W. Anklam.
Hundreds of students from Southern Arizona schools will be bussed to the free event from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Local hospitals will have booths, interactive displays and information about opportunities in medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, radiology, rehabilitation, pharmacy, information systems, biomedical engineering and a host of other health care careers.
Event organizers emphasized that the Health Care Discovery Fair is not a job fair, but an educational opportunity.
"Many students think that being a doctor or nurse are their only health care choices. Those are great careers, but there are literally dozens of rewarding jobs in health care. Our hope is to expand their horizons and get them thinking about the future," said University Medical Center Human Resources Vice President Bob Black, a member of the Tucson Healthcare Human Resources Consortium.
For students not attending the event through their school, the Health Care Discovery Fair will be open to the public from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 19. There is no charge to attend; parking is free.
The Tucson Healthcare Human Resources Consortium is composed of H.R. representatives from the Carondelet Health Network, El Dorado Hospital, Northwest Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center and UMC. The consortium hosts a joint website (www.TucsonHospitalJobs.com) dedicated to hospital employment in Southern Arizona, with links to each member hospital.
Media: The Health Care Discovery Fair will be open to students from various middle schools from 8 to 10 a.m. March 19; high school students will attend 8 to 10 a.m. March 20. To arrange an interview with a member of the Tucson Healthcare Human Resources Consortium, contact Jan Howard at Carondelet at 793-7071; Toni Coleman-Miller at El Dorado at 733-4074; Marie Rivera at Northwest, 469-8596; Mike Letson at TMC, 324-5073; or Katie Riley at UMC, 626-4828.