CAREER CENTER Rockhurst Launches Alumni Medical Network R
ockhurst University has launched a new alumni network that provides support to Rockhurst students and young alumni preparing for careers in health care. Experienced medical professionals in the network serve as mentors to young Rockhurst alumni, providing guidance through the medical school application process, residency and more. Additionally, undergraduate students get exposure to various medical specializations through connections with young alumni and seasoned medical professionals at network events. The Alumni Medical Network launched in February at a pre-health symposium event co-hosted by the biology department and the alumni office. Event attendees included alumni in medical fields and students interested in learning from their insight and experience. The event included an alumni panel, small group discussions and keynote by Francis Dailey, M.D., ’10, gastroenterology fellow at University of Missouri Health Care. “I learned about a very exciting career path I didn’t even know existed from a successful Rockhurst alumnus,” said Chloe Wessel, sophomore, biochemistry major. “I do plan on going to more events that the Alumni Medical Network hosts.”
Alumni in health care fields connect with current students at the inaugural Alumni Medical Network event.
The Alumni Medical Network will host its NEXT EVENT JANUARY 2019 in St. Louis. For more information, contact Brent Blazek at 816-501-4375.
Rockhurst alumni were asked to join the Alumni Medical Network with an annual philanthropic contribution of $100. Funds generated from network memberships support travel to medical schools to establish partnerships, attendance at national health care advising meetings and regular Alumni Medical Network events that continue to foster studentalumni connections. “I made contact with physicians I can shadow or ask for assistance with the application process for medical school in the future,” said Audrey Arand, freshman, a biology major on the pre-medicine track.
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