Undergraduate students explore health careers at UNMC

October 03, 2018

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More than 120 undergraduate students and their faculty advisors representing three rural health academic pipeline programs spent two days exploring health careers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Sept. 24 and 25. The students are from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and three state colleges: Chadron State, Peru State and Wayne State.
Each year students enrolled in the Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST), the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), and the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) visit UNMC to get a glimpse into their future as a UNMC student.
During the visit, students have the opportunity to learn more about their future careers in the allied health professions, dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or public health.  Students also get to connect with current students in their declared health profession training programs and gain information and tips on how to be prepared to thrive at UNMC.
"The annual visit to UNMC is an outstanding opportunity for our future students to visualize themselves on campus, in their health profession training program, and as a future health care provider," said Nikki Carritt, deputy director of the Nebraska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program.
"At the same time, it is an opportunity for faculty and staff across UNMC to demonstrate our support and commitment to making their dreams of providing health care in Nebraska’s rural communities come true," she said.
While at UNMC the students toured the campus, listened to presentations on financial aid, housing and how to prepare academically to meet the rigors of a health professions education.
The students also learned about the importance of leadership across the health professions and learned stress relieving techniques they can use in their everyday lives.
The visit was coordinated in collaboration by the Nebraska AHEC Program, Rural Health Edcuation Network and UNMC Office of Student Services.
A complete list of students in attendance in alphabetical order by school is below.
Chadron State College:
Emma Alexander
Nicole Barker
Quentin Baxter
Evelyn Causgrove
Madison Coulter
Megan Erickson
McKinna Faulkenberry
RaeAnn Heapy
Alexis Heller
Samantha Hipke
Katelyn Keffeler
Abigail Klammer
Abigail Kring
Joss Linse
Thea McFarland
Colton Peckham
Kate Reed
Lindsay Scanlan
Joel Schroeder
Brittney Spreier
Samantha Stowell
Tucker Vahle
Eve Vanderneck
Christa Wentworth
Kassandra Wetovick
Peru State College:
Jackson Boeve
Sarah Budz
Shianna Destreich
Abby Friesel
Andrea Jackson
Sopha Kongmanyvong
Kaylee Lewis
Nicole McMann
Hannah Oelling
Shianna Oestreich
Rylee Pieper
Krista Riley
Kelsie Robinson
Shelby Schneider
Julia Schultheiss
Josh Traynor
Isabelle Vanderneck
Rebecca Williams
University of Nebraska at Kearney:
Henrique Adabo
Xavier Arrellano
Justin Barenberg
Emily Baxter
Abigail Campbell
Caleb Capellen
Hannah Carhart
Justin Engberg
Hayden Epley
Ashleigh Galles
Thomas Haith
Shea Jeffres
Kylie Johnson
Akshay Kashyap
Nicole Kent
Hannah Koperski
Scott Lamon
Jack Linders
Chloe Lundgren
Thomas McFarland
Makayla Nemecek
Macy Ohlde
Trinity Olson
Jordan Peitz
Hallie Prickett
Allison Riley
Ashlynn Schmaderer
Jaymie Schroeder
Kaitlyn Schultis
Nathan Slusarski
Shayla Steenson
Luke Stuckey
Ali Tanbouza
Morgan Thorson
Bria Tomlin
Ellie Wells
Carissa Wolfe
Wayne State College:
Steven Arreguin
Samantha Armstrong
Sarah Arduser
Alison Brennan
Payton Birkel
Christopher Bowland
Autumn Breazile
Kelly Cech
Dylan Emanuel
Austin Enfield
Emma Evetovich
Josie Ference
Samantha Friedrich
Daman Gall
Kelsey Green
Hailee Hanthorn
Bobbi Jo Hansen
Jessica Hicks
Lauren Jacobsen
Kenadia Janulewicz
Julia Jones
Michael Knipe
Drew Krienert
Ky Kenny
Jonathon Korth
Hannah Klanecky
Walker Liewer
Caitlin Lemmons
Mollie Lemmons
Ron Loggin
Elizabeth Myers
Taylor Olnes
Riggs Patton
David Pertz
Trent Roth
Keegan Ruskamp
Brynn Sealock
Jaden Schafer
Noah Springer
Eschan Sood
Nicole Swartzendruber
Madison Thesenvitz
Jordyn Thompson
Marcus Tofflemire
Halli Whitten
Todd Young
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