CDU Health Professions Career Day 2015

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) hosted the CDU Health Professions Career Day on Friday, June 19, 2015 on campus.  The event was organized by The Student Alumni Network (SAN) in conjunction with iSTEM Scholars Program & Infrastructure Pipeline Clerkship Core and the Office of Admissions.

The CDU Health Professions Career Day helped attendees learn the direct path to a  variety of health professions, many of  which are offered by CDU’s College of Science and Health (COSH), the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) and the College of Medicine (COM).

Students heard from professionals in the field representing companies including Kaiser Permanente, UCLA School of Dentistry, L.A. County, Los Angeles Urban League,  Western University and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Watch the full video of each of the panels below

A Day in the Life of a Healthcare Professional Panel B A Day in the Life of a Healthcare Professional Panel B Questions were asked of regional healthcare experts about their academic and professional paths. Panelist: Erika Siever, MPH, Dr.Juanita Ferrerosa, Ph.D., MSN, PHN, RN, Carole Jordan­ Harris, MD, OB/GYN, Eugene Hasson, director, CDU Radiologic Technology Program and Mohammad Naghibi, PA­C, share their academic and professional experiences. PLAY VIDEO
A Day in the Life of a Healthcare Professional Panel A A Day in the Life of a Healthcare Professional Panel A Panelist: Katayoun Moini, PA, CDU Physician Assistant Program, Eleby Washington, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Edmond R. Hewlett, DDS / Professor and Patricia Etem, MPH, Health Career Connection discuss their professions and practices. PLAY VIDEO
Applying to Health Professional Schools Applying to Health Professional Schools Listen to regional experts share their knowledge of the applications process. Panelist discusses the components required to present a successful health professions school application. Panelist: Daphne P. Calmes, MD, Kelley Williford, Western University, Edmond Hewlett, DDS, UCLA School of Dentistry Carol De Lilly, Ph.D., MSN, RN PLAY VIDEO
Preparing for Employment Preparing for Employment Start a successful career early by networking and understanding the employment process. Listen to human resource experts explain the employment practices from an employers perspective. Dante Sinclair, Kaiser Permanente and Elizabeth Maranon, CDU share their experiences as recruiters. PLAY VIDEO
Overview of Academic Programs Overview of Academic Programs Start your academic journey in the right direction. CDU experts provide information on admissions, tuition, and financial aid. Learn what is required for admissions, tuition and financial aid. PLAY VIDEO
Welcome and Introduction of Deans Welcome and Introduction of Deans Welcome, and Introduction of Deans was delivered by James Reed, Alumni Associate. Reed introduced deans Daphne Calmes, M.D. and Ronald Edelstein, Ed.D, Carol De Lilly, Ph.D. and guest speaker, Barbara D. Trotter, EdD. Trotter delivered an inspirational message about the dedication, creativity, and uniqueness of healthcare professionals. PLAY VIDEO

Meet the Panelists

Deans, Department Heads, Administrators and Health Professionals
were available to answer questions on Career Day