Day 1, Learn about Careers in Healthcare – Tuesday, November 6
Come learn more about different professions in the healthcare industry. During the keynote address and Healthcare Professionals panel, you’ll get to hear about many career opportunities ranging from medicine to research. Afterwards, stay to network and ask questions to both employers and UF Professional College representatives.
4:30-4:50 PM – Keynote Address by Jim Ayala
Jim Ayala is an alumni of UF and was a student in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. He is the CEO of Rescue Hearing Inc. here in Gainesville’s Innovation Hub, and they are an organization that is striving to develop gene therapies to cure hearing loss. Jim has had a number of experiences in different roles within the healthcare field from oncology and drug development to working for Blue Cross Insurance.
5:00-6:00 PM – Healthcare Professionals Panel
Panelists: M.D. / Ph.D. (Research), Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, Healthcare Administration, Psychology, Pharmacy, and Dentistry
6:10-7:30 PM – Employer and UF Professional Colleges Roundtable Networking
Employers: PhysAssist Scribes Inc., DCF’s State-Operated Mental Health Treatment Facilities, Wellcare Health Plan Inc., Army Medical Recruiting, the Villages Healthcare Team, Rescue Hearing Inc.
Professional Colleges: UF College of Pharmacy, UF Masters in Dietetics, UF Nursing Program, UF College of Medicine, UF Occupational Therapy, UF College of Dentistry, UF Equal Access Clinic,Pre-health Post-Bac (PHPB)