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Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference

Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference

October 27 – 29, 2020
Virtual via Zoom
3 – 6 p.m.

Are you interested in a career in healthcare but unsure about which area of healthcare would be a good fit for you? The Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference will allow you to experience first-hand what it is like to be a healthcare professional in different fields through interactive workshops and authentic networking opportunities.

The Discover Your Career in Healthcare Conference is open to students (and alumni) from all majors, and is the perfect way to learn about current trends within healthcare and career options within the health and wellness field ranging from mental health to health education. Employers and UF professional programs will participate in panels, roundtable networking, and hands-on workshops related to their area of healthcare.

This event is for University of Florida students, faculty/staff, alumni, and invited employers only.

Email UFCareerCenter@ufsa.ufl.edu with any questions.

2020 Schedule

3:00 – 3:45 p.m:

Guest Presenter: Paula K. Davis, MA (she/her)
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The health sciences offer many career opportunities from clinical practice to research to advocacy and administration.  What role can you envision playing in the lives of patients or in our health care systems? Let’s discuss how who you are plays a role in goal setting and how you may find your niche in health care whether at the bedside, the bench, or the board room.

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3:45 – 4:00 p.m: BREAK

4:00 – 4:45 p.m: Skills Labs (Choose One)

The Analytics of Mortality and Morbidity in Healthcare – ICD Coding
Presented by Taylor Brantley, Data Analytics Consultant

As if 2020 couldn’t get any darker, join us for a lively discussion on death and morbidity. How do we know the leading causes of death in the US and how can we compare our results to other countries around the world? How is disease prevalence in the living tracked and reported on? What if I told you all of this started back in 1860 with a pitch by Florence Nightingale followed by a proposed solution in the 1890s by a French physician, Jacques Bertillon…

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Wellness Coaching and Stretching 101
Presented by Hannah Brennan, Boot Camp Instructor and Wellness Coach

Are you curious about what it looks like to coach exercise classes during a pandemic? What does virtual health coaching actually look like? Join Hannah Brennan beyond the classroom to review the basics of wellness coaching and stretching at home. Learn how you can use your individual talents to build relationships and impact the health of your community.

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Dimensions of Wellness & Self-Care
Presented by: Samantha Evans, Gatorwell Health Promotions Specialist

Attendees will get the chance to learn about and explore a multi-dimension model of wellness, as well as self-care.  This presentation will not only allow participants to personally apply the skills learned but also how to share and model the concepts in their future as healthcare providers.

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4:45 – 5:00 p.m: BREAK

5:00 – 6:00 p.m:

Virtual Networking

Join us in a “roundtable” style virtual networking experience and get to speak with professionals from organizations such as:

– Centene
– ElderCare
– Florida Blue
– Florida Department of Health
– GatorWell
– Gainesville Health and Fitness
– HealthStreet
– International SOS
– National Health Corps Florida Americorps Program
– North Florida Regional Medical Center
– Sanford Health
– Therapeutic Horticulture, Wilmot Gardens at the College of Medicine
– WIC (Women, Infant, and Children)
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