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Computer Games to Learn Nursing Skills?

More and more, technology is becoming apart of education and entering into the classroom in new ways. Maybe you've noticed it happening for you during the years you've spent being a student.

Health professional schools are also embracing technology to help their students learn.

Check out this story on how the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing is employing the use of computer games when it comes to helping teach their students.

UMNews: The Serious Side of Gaming

Mental Health Careers Panel

If you're thinking about careers in mental health, don't miss the Mental Health Careers Panel where you can hear from current graduate students in mental health programs Augsburg (Social Work), St. Thomas (Counseling), University of Minnesota Department of Psychology (Counseling) and Department of Educational Psychology (School Psychology) about their experiences from a graduate student perspective on mental health programs and careers.

Friday, March 30th
2:00pm - 3:30 pm
Elliot Hall - Room N639

At the end of the session, panelists will entertain any questions you may have. Please RSVP to

Dual Degree Highlight: Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Do you have a love for two -- seemingly different -- fields?

If so, you're not alone. There are often ways to combine your interests.

Read this story to find out about how one University student combined his passion for medicine and biomedical engineering, and developed a device which can monitor the breathing of premature infants in rural South Africa.

Bioethics Week

Biological Sciences Research Club (BSRC), AMSA, Minnesota Medical Leaders (MML), and Future Leaders Aspiring in Science and Healthcare are organizing a collaborative effort to create a week-long events geared toward Bioethics.

The first event starts on Monday, October 31st through Friday, November 4th. We will be serving free food through the week along with speakers from around the University.

Monday, October 31st
World-renowned ethicist Dr. Steven Miles will be talking about the infamous trial of Dr. Wouter Bosson. His presentation is entitled "Personal Reflections on Testifying Against a Doctor for War Crimes." Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in STSS, Room 230. Food: Mesa Pizza.

Tuesday, November 1st
BSRC will be hosting Tricia Todd to talk about the ethical nature of students' behavior on international medical mission trips. Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Location: Smith 231. Food: Erbs and Gerbs.

Wednesday, November 2nd
Ethics Committee Meeting (Optional: Anyone who wants to attend, must RSVP to Matt Palm

Pre-Med AMSA has invited Dr. Mary Faith Marshall, Dr. Marshall will be presenting information on ghostwriting and Vioxx (Rofecoxib) Lawsuit with Merck. Location: STSS 230. Food: Noodles and Company.

Thursday, November 3rd
MML has invited Dr. Kirk Allison, Director of the Program in Human Rights and Health, to speak on "Bioethics, Health, and Human Rights". The program will consist of a 40 minute lecture followed by a 20 minute discussion. It will take place at STSS 131B beginning at 6:15 pm. Food: D'Amico

Friday, November 4th
FLASH (Future Leaders Aspiring in Science & Healthcare) will be having Dr. Prasad lead the interactive and engaging event "Making the Tough Decisions" in which multiple case studies will be presented and discussed. Time: 3-4pm Location: STSS 131B. Food: Chipotle.

Health Careers Fair 2011 is here!

Are you thinking about a health career one day? Wondering what the options are in the field of health careers? Need a starting point? Then this is the event for you!

This annual event pulls together an amazing array of different health professional programs and educational opportunities geared to train you to become the professional you want to be one day. Some of the programs are at the graduate level, others are undergraduate majors, and others are professional programs. Admissions people, students, and recruiters will be there to talk to you, answer your questions, and give you the information you seek on checking out what your options are.

And this year, there will also be programs from outside of the University of Minnesota, as well as some major health care institutions which typically need volunteers! So you will really get a great opportunity to connect with different organizations, programs, and more...starting now!

Event details:
Health Careers Fair 2011
Wednesday, September 28
12:30 - 3:30pm
Coffman Memorial Union - Great Hall
FREE admission

Here's a list of all of the different programs which will be there:

Programs Represented
• Addiction Studies Certificate
• Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• Dental Hygiene
• Dental Therapy
• Dentistry
• Food Science
• Health Informatics
• Joint Degree: Law, Health, Life Sciences
• Kinesiology
• Medicine - Twin Cities
• Medicine - Duluth
• Mortuary Science
• Nursing
• Nutrition
• Occupational Therapy
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Public Health
• Scientific & Technical Communication
• Social Work
• Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
• Spirituality & Healing
• Veterinary Medicine

Student Groups
• Alternative & Integrative Medicine
• Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED): Pre-Med
• Minnesota Medical Leaders
• Peace Corps
• Pre-Dental Club
• Pre-Med Amer. Medical Student Assoc.
• Pre-OT Student Group
• Pre-Optometry Club
• Pre-Pharmacy Club
• Pre-Veterinary Club
• Public Health Association

Centers, Colleges & More
• Career Services-Twin Cities Campus
• Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE)
• Center for Allied Health Programs
• College of Biological Sciences (CBS)
• College of Continuing Education (CCE)
• College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
• Health and Natural Sciences
• Health Careers Center
• Institute for Health Informatics
• Learning Abroad Center
• Minnesota Area Health Education Ctr.
• U of M Rochester

Also Featuring...
• American Red Cross
• Augsburg College
• Des Moines University
• HCMC Volunteer Program
• Illinois College of Optometry
• North Memorial Hospital
• Northwestern Health Sciences University
• U of M Office of Admissions
• Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program