2020 Health Professions Forum

Since 2018, UIC has put together a Health Professions Forum for the purpose of introducing UIC students to a variety of health professions fields and practitioners. The Health Professions Forum has been a collaborative initiative involving both Pre-Health Advising and Career Development and Major Exploration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Applied Health Sciences, and the UIC Career Services office. It is through this collaboration that we have been able to connect students with such a broad array of professionals.

The goal of the Health Professions Forum has never been to introduce students to a doctor, a nurse, and a dentist, though we often have individuals encompassing those fields join us as panelists. Rather, we want to provide students with the opportunity to connect with practitioners who work in a variety of roles - respiratory therapist, medical research, health and wellness in public schools, community advocacy, and more. In previous years, the Health Professions Forum was a multi-hour event with 20+ practitioners/panelists and about 100 UIC students.

In 2020, we faced the knowledge that our fun, crowded, engaging Health Professions Forum needed to move online as it was not safe to congregate in such a large group. The format changed from one multi-hour event to four shorter sessions over four weeks. It has also allowed us to record the panel presentation component while allowing UIC student participants the opportunity to engage in small group conversations with panelists in breakout rooms (which were not recorded). We have also invited a community partner to each Forum event to share opportunities with their organization. Please enjoy the edited recordings of our Health Professions Forum! Information on panelists and community partners can be found at the bottom of this page under each Health Professions Forum topic.

Watch the Health Professions Forums!

Panelists and Community Partners

Find information on panelists and community partners for each Health Professions Forum below. Contact information for individual panelists is available in the PDF handout attached within each webinar.