UAMS to Host Virtual Health Career Event for High School Students

By Kalee Sexton

The R.E.A.C.H. event is an annual project initiated by the Edith Irby Jones Student National Medical Association chapter at UAMS.

In the past, UAMS students would visit different high schools in the Delta region, but due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be held on Zoom from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 13.

Although they won’t get to interact with students in person this year, event organizers say the virtual event will allow them to reach more students from multiple high schools at one time.

The event will feature speakers from the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health and Health Professions. High school students will be able to join breakout sessions, ask questions related to their career preferences, participate in Kahoot pop-quizzes and win gift cards.

To register for the virtual event and be sent a Zoom link, click here.

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