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Distance Learning: By Popular Demand: Minorities in Healthcare Professions 2011

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Presenters:
Dr. Bryan Scott, Pharmacist
Dr. Janet Hogan Harrison, Dentist
Ms. Kim Frazier, RN, MSN, Nurse, Georgia College & State University Faculty
Dr. Nanette Turner, Assistant Professor / Director, MPH Program, Mercer University School of Medicine
Dr. Dorothy Stewart, Family Practice
Mr. Andre Miller, Georgia College & State University Nursing Student
Ms. Dawn Stone, Physician's Assistant

Session Description:
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 2.4 million new healthcare workers will be needed by 2014, including increasing demand for a diverse workforce. Are you a minority student interested in a career in healthcare? Want to know what it takes to be successful? This interactive panel discussion is led by minority healthcare professionals working in Georgia's rural communities and will help you decide on the best path for your educational and professionals goals. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and others.

Session Objectives:

  1. Learn about a wide range of health professions that are underrepresented by minorities
  2. Hear the personal career paths of minority individuals, including how and why they chose their professions, their education requirements, and what they do on a daily basis.
  3. Understand about overcoming barriers and keys to career success.
  4. Take advantage of opportunities to ask questions and seek advice regarding potential career choices.

Sponsors:
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/