Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, February 21, 2017

First Health Careers Expo Features Panels, Medical School Exhibitors

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 17, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the first-ever Health Careers Expo from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Surbeck Center ballroom. The event is designed to help high school and college students explore healthcare careers and will feature panels of healthcare professionals and Mines pre-health students, as well as an exhibit hall showcasing regional universities offering professional healthcare degrees.
 
Panelists include: Daniel Engebretson, Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of South Dakota (USD); Lyndsi Slusarski, physician assistant; Aaron Studer, dentist at Advanced Dental Professionals and others.
 
Exhibitors include: the USD School of Medicine, Department of Nursing, and School of Health Sciences; South Dakota State University College of Nursing; University of Minnesota School of Public Health and more.
 
Launched last spring, SD Mines Pre-health Pathways Initiative strengthens support for students in advising, research, internships and professional experiences, networking opportunities, seminars and student organizations in order to prepare students for graduate studies to become doctors, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants and other health-related professionals.
 
High school students are encouraged to pre-register for the event at www.sdsmt.edu/Pre-Health.
 
The event is sponsored by SD Mines Pre-Health Pathways Office, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Future Health Science Professionals.
 
More information on the Pre-Health Pathways Initiative may be found here.

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About SD Mines

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu