CAHP Student Ambassadors (SA) create and promote a positive image for all programs. All SAs must be sensitive to the needs, attitudes, and opinions of their audience.
Under the direction of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, SAs will educate the public about CAHP programs and may engage in public speaking, CAHP events, press conferences, meetings, videos, and fundraising campaigns. SAs may prepare a number of materials for these events, such as speeches, presentations, fact sheets, and pamphlets. SAs will engage their fellow students in CAHP recruitment and marketing activities, recruit volunteers, and disseminate information.
CAHP Student Ambassadors Mission Statement:
The mission of the CAHP Student Ambassadors is to represent the student body of the College of Allied Health Professions by providing and promoting excellence in healthcare through interprofessional education, community service, and teamwork.
Class officers are elected or appointed in their respective CAHP programs each year. Information about these and other opportunities can be found in the UNMC Handbook.
New Student Orientation
The purpose of Orientation is to provide you with a clear introduction to life at UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions. The central focus is to facilitate your transition into professional education within the context of the College of Allied Health Professions and your particular department. New students will also participate in our online orientation program, which contains all pre-enrollment requirements to complete such as: background check, immunizations, surveys, program specific forms, registration instructions, and course lists.
The Professionalism Ceremony is a rite of passage for students in the College of Allied Health Professions to begin their professional program or clinical encounters with patients. The ceremony focuses on professionalism, encompassing the concepts of ethical behavior, compassionate care, and service to others.
Evidence-Based Healthcare Forum
Each spring the College of Allied Health Professions sponsors an Evidence-Based Healthcare Forum. This interprofessional event is intended as an opportunity for students and faculty in all eleven CAHP programs to share scholarly activity that supports evidence-based clinical practice. In conjunction with the forum, we honor faculty award recipients for Significance in Research, Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Innovative Scholarship, and Outstanding Service to the Allied Health Professions.
Student Research Opportunities
The College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) Office of Research provides opportunities for students to conduct research and enhance their ability to seek out information to analyze and apply to the solution of a defined problem. Information and application>>
Many of our students engage in the rich cultures of Omaha, volunteering in student-run clinics and community services that assist underserved populations in the city.
The Medical Center Student Senate (MCSS) exists for the purpose of influencing University policy and promoting the interests of all students attending the Medical Center.
Convocation is a celebration of the successful completion of a professional program in UNMC's College of Allied Health Professions. Commencement is the actual graduation ceremony, usually held the following day.
Center for Health Living
The Center for Healthy Living is a multi-purpose facility that offers fitness, leisure, recreation, and wellness opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and their families.
UNMC Ice Rink
Enjoy winter activities at the campus ice rink located between 42nd and 40th streets and Dewey and Emile streets.