The 6th annual UNM Health Professions Symposium will be held Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building, giving high school and college students the opportunity to explore all things related to working in healthcare.  

The all-day event, organized and run by students, is designed to give any high school or college student interested in a career in healthcare, the opportunity to access resources that will help them decide on a career or perhaps provide answers to questions that they have encountered on their path. 

The symposium begins at 9 a.m. with welcome remarks from UNM President Garnett S. Stokes and Executive Vice President Douglas Ziedonis. A special keynote address featuring Dr. Laura Parajon, deputy secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health, follows at 9:15 a.m. Check-in for the event begins at 8 a.m.

The remainder of the day features 90 workshops offered over the course of the day covering a whole spectrum of topics of interest to students considering any of the health professions. In addition, over the lunch break, there will be an information table session where representatives from over 80 programs and organizations will be available to answer students' questions.

Also as part of this year’s event, the UNM Health Professions Symposium will be offering 18 of our workshops virtually as well. To watch, just click the workshop title for the zoom link. There will be a specific schedule for each of the workshops.

For an overview of the in-person workshops being offered and organizations represented in the tabling session, visit the UNM Health Professions Symposium website.