Oct. 12: Health careers the focus of WSU expo

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Walker-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Students and others interested in pursuing a career in health care can meet with health organization representatives 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the CUB junior ballroom for Washington State University’s free, annual Health Careers EXPO. Refreshments will be provided.

WSU alumnus Kevin Walker, pharmacy director at Coulee Medical Center and Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, will give the keynote address. This will be followed by a panel discussion and breakout sessions on topics such as taking the GRE, paying for advanced degrees, travel/inter-professional opportunities and getting involved as a pre-health student on the Palouse.
“My message will focus on the importance of recognizing patient diversity, what makes healthcare successful and the need to collaborate and innovate,” Walker said.

A previous Health Careers EXPO at WSU.

Panelists will be from WSU Health and Wellness Services, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman Regional Hospital and the Coeur d’ Alene Tribal Wellness Center.

Besides WSU health care programs, representatives will come from Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and University of Western States.

The coordinating committee is led by Robbie Paul, director of Native American Health Sciences at WSU Spokane. The event is sponsored by WSU Multicultural Student Services, Health Professionals Student Center, College of Arts & Sciences, Team Mentoring Program, Native American Health Sciences, Native American Programs and Alpha Epsilon Delta-American Medical Student Association.


J. Manuel Acevedo, WSU Multicultural Student Services, 509-335-1071, acevedo@wsu.edu
Steve Nakata, WSU Administrative Services communications, 509-335-1774, nakata@wsu.edu