blog postsHealth Professions Career ConferenceMar 2, 2019 10:30 am by email@example.comHealth Professions Career Conference Panel DiscussionImagesOn March 2nd, the UIC Urban Health Program and Projects Outreach Program held a careers conference for underserved minority high school students interested in a health professions career. UIC Health Profession Students and Professionals from Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health held discussions with the high school students. The day long event included an introduction to the Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E). S.A.V.E is a nonprofit organization that is opened to the public. The organization strives to decrease the potential for violence in local schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities to provide safer environments for youth. Students then participated and became certified in Stop the Bleed. Stop the Bleed raises national awareness to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The careers conference event concluded with an Interactive Clinical Skills Session, which included instructions on how to suture lacerations. This opportunity allowed serious-minded, underserved minority high school students to ask questions, gain hands-on experience, and interact with health professions while they endeavor a health profession career.